Thank you to Baker’s for sponsoring today’s apple harvest recipe, Caramel Apple Roll Ups. The whole family will love this fun, fall treat.
It’s my favorite time of year again! Today is the first day of Fall and I’m celebrating with a delicious apple recipe. Every year we go to the apple orchards to pick apples, unfortunately I wasn’t feeling well on the day we had planned so we didn’t get to go. With the orchard being an hour drive away, I’m happy to report that I can still find a wide variety of apples at Bakers which is a lot closer to me too.
Granny Smith are my absolute favorite, especially for making caramel apples. I love the tartness and the crispness I get with every bite. My kids aren’t sold on the tartness and they opt for Red Delicious.
To celebrate fall we decided to create a new recipe, something that included some of our fall favorites. Baked goods and caramel apples. We created caramel apple roll ups! They are easy to make, quick to put together and a fantastic way to celebrate Autumn.
Caramel Apple Roll Ups
As always, the first thing you’ll do is gather your ingredients.
Your favorite apples for caramel apples, refrigerated crescent roll dough, brown sugar, butter, caramel sauce and nut topping is all you’ll need.
First, slice your apples. Instead of lemon juice over the apples to prevent browning, which always gives them a lemony taste, I suggest investing in some citric acid powder. You can find it in the canning section at Bakers. If you don’t see citric acid powder, you can also look for a product called Fresh Produce Protector. Just dissolve about a teaspoon in a small bowl of water and dunk your fresh apple slices in them. Works like a charm to prevent browning and you don’t alter the flavor of your apples!
Once your apples are prepped it’s time to get started on your caramel apple roll up assembly! Don’t forget to preheat your oven according to the package directions on the crescent roll dough.
Assembly is easy. Roll out your crescent rolls into the precut triangles on a baking sheet, the spread some butter on each one. Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar on each triangle, top with an apple then a small drizzle of caramel sauce.
I’ll also advice you to place some parchment paper down on your baking sheet. As you can see we didn’t do this and when the roll ups baked, the caramel oozed out into a sticky mess. After 3 days of soaking we eventually got it all off, but do you really want to soak your pan for 3 days? I’d go with the parchment paper for quick and easy clean up.
When your roll ups are all set up, start rolling them up like you normally would for crescent rolls. Start at the wide side of the triangle where the apple slices are and roll them up.
Bake them according to the crescent roll package directions, and when you pull them out they should look a little something like this.
Remove them from the baking sheet immediately! If they cool too much they’ll stick to the pan. If they do stick, just pop them back into a warm oven for about 30 seconds to loosen the caramel a bit.
To serve, place on plate, drizzle with more caramel sauce, then top with the nut topping. Honestly, it was the nut topping that really gave me the feel of caramel apples for this dessert. It was the finishing touch it needed to bring it all together.
If you want to customize these go for it! Caramel apples are topped with such a variety of things any more you can really have fun and make it your own. Drizzle chocolate over it, sprinkle cinnamon in them, add crushed candy or cookies.
- Apple (any variety, granny smith is my favorite for this)
- brown sugar
- refrigerated crescent roll dough
- caramel sauce
- nut topping
- Preheat the oven according to crescent roll package directions.
- Slice apple into thin wedges and treat with lemon juice or a citric acid to prevent browning.
- Separate the crescent rolls into the pre-roll triangles and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Top each dough triangle with butter, about 1/2 tsp of brown sugar on each, an apple slice, and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Roll up the crescent rolls as you normally would.
- Bake according to crescent roll package directions.
- When done baking remove from baking sheet immediately.
- To serve, place on plate, drizzle more caramel sauce on top and top with the nut topping.
What is your favorite apple recipe? I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments below.