March 2, 2016

Caramel Apple Pie Bombs


One of the things I love about apples is that they are abundant any time of the year (although not always locally grown) and I love apple desserts no matter what time of year.  They are the ultimate comfort dessert for me. 

I love apple pie, but it's not always the easiest thing in the world to eat without a fork, right? Hence, the apple pie bomb. The portable apple pie you can carry around unless you have issues with getting your hands full of caramel.  I guess you could skip that part and don't drizzle any over at the end.  That's an option of course. An insane option, but still. 

I loved the flavors you get with these sweet will bundles of deliciousness. The traditional apple pie flavors packed away in a soft, fluffy dinner roll.  I had some leftovers in the refrigerator for a couple of days and they were just as yummy after I warmed them for a few seconds in the microwave.  Such a good idea here. 

I hope you can find a reason to make some of these soon.  There are just a couple of steps involved but none of them are difficult or take that long.  Enjoy some apple pie bombs soon. 

Caramel Apple Pie Bombs
Recipe from Community Table


Ingredients
  • 12 frozen dinner rolls (frozen and uncooked)
  • 2 medium apples, I used granny smith but any kind should work
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 30 vanilla caramels, unwrapped and divided
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • flour, for dusting
Cooking Directions
  1. Use a microwave safe dish to unthaw the dinner rolls without cooking them. I found that about 6 minutes on the "defrost" setting worked.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350┬║
  3. Use non-stick spray to spray a small oven safe dish (about 9x6) and set aside.
  4. Peel, core and petite dice the apples. Place them in a dish and cover them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture until fully coated. Reserve 1/4 cup of this mixture. 
  5. Unwrap 18 caramels and cut them into quarters, set aside.
  6. Lightly flour your work surface.
  7. Squish a piece of dough onto the floured work surface so it's not sticky and you can begin stretching it out to about a 3" circle.
  8. Take a Tbsp of apple mix and place it in the middle, then add 6 pieces of cut caramel pieces. Fold the dough ball around the filling and crimp the edges. Place in the prepared dish and finish the rest. You will have some leftover apple mixture and that's good.
  9. Once all the dough balls are in the dish, pour the remaining apple mixture over the top. Top with the brown sugar and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  10. During the last couple of minutes of cooking, put the rest of the caramel pieces in a microwave safe dish and add the heavy cream. Heat in 30 second intervals while stirring after each interval until smooth.
  11. When the rolls come out of the oven, drizzle with the melted caramel and serve hot.

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