Caramel Baked Apple(s)

The recipe was for Caramel Baked Apples plural, but I just made one. Not very economical, but kind of cute nonetheless.

My family was having baked apple pancakes for a special breakfast – delicious, I’m sure, but also full of gluten (which I don’t really eat anymore)! I’m not one to be left out of a party though – especially when that party involves food – so I had to find a suitable replacement: apple-based, but totally decadent. I immediately remembered the recipe for Caramel Baked Apples from Celine and Joni’s new book, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, and I knew that’s where my breakfast destiny lay.

You can’t really go wrong with a recipe described as, “Lots and lots of caramel to cover something healthy, therefore making it, well, not so healthy anymore.” Plus, making your own caramel from scratch makes you feel like a total culinary badass. And being vegan is awesome. So making homemade vegan caramel is just like…wow, too cool for school.

Caramel whipped up, I filled my Granny Smith with the called-for Sucanat/almond/cinnamon/raisin mixture, popped it in the oven, and was greeted 50 minutes later with a natural package of caramel-y bliss.

I don’t think this is the kind of apple a day that keeps the doctor away.

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10 responses to “Caramel Baked Apple(s)

  1. OMG! I MUST make that. I have the book, but I got a ton of cookbooks for Xmas and I’m working my way through each one by one. As soon as I finish Appetite for Reduction, I’ll definitely start this one.

  2. Aww! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It made our day :) On another note…your caramel apple looks amazing! I’m gonna have to conjure up a vegan caramel recipe of my own…

  3. Holy wowzas! These are amazing looking.

  4. Your dishes look yum … loved the presentation of the food ! good work
    you can view some of my dishes on http://kitchensojourn.blogspot.com ! i would be really happy if you follow it :)

  5. Thanks for your sweet and uplifting comment! Judging by this apple, yes we do have similar taste in ingredients :) Yum yum yummy.

  6. I haven’t had baked apples in ages. These look so wonderful! I am glad I have a copy of this book.

  7. Yum, that looks awesome!

  8. These looks absolutely amazing! Your pictures are fantastic!

  9. Well, in fact this apple will not keep the doctor away but then what a pleasure, what a treat. Who would care about the doctor ;-)

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