Caramel AppletiniĀ Pops

October 14, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves About 6 Pops
Author Notes

Adults like Halloween treats too! Enjoy this variation on the caramel apple and play on the apple martini...the result: Caramel Appletini Pops for your upcoming Halloween party :) —froandafork

What You'll Need
  • Caramel Appletini Pops
  • 5 Granny Smith Apples
  • 4 ounces vodka or rum
  • 2 ounces apple schnapps
  • wooden skewers
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 1.5 cups crushed graham crackers
  • Caramel Sauce for a Cheater
  • 25 pieces caramel candy (I used the ones sold at Whole Foods' Bakery)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. Caramel Appletini Pops
  2. Cut each apple in half and use a melon baller to make apple domes. Place the completed domes in a bowl of water with a bit of lemon or lime juice to prevent browning of the apples while you work.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the vodka (or rum) and apple schnapps.
  4. Place apple domes in the bowl with the vodka (or rum) + schnapps mixture, cover with plastic wrap, and allow the apples to "become drunk" in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  5. After an hour remove apple domes from the alcohol mixture, lightly pat dry (not too hard, we want the alcohol to stay in there!), and place 4-5 domes on each skewer.
  6. Generously spoon caramel sauce over each apple skewer and place the skewers on a parchment paper lined pan or a silpat.
  7. Once apples are covered with caramel, generously sprinkle each skewer with graham cracker dust and place in the refrigerator to allow the caramel to cool and reset.
  8. Enjoy! *Note: Unlike normal caramel apples, this should be enjoyed the same day so that the graham crackers do not become soggy. You can however make them a few hours ahead of your event*
  1. Caramel Sauce for a Cheater
  2. Place cream and candies in a sauce pan over low heat until caramels have melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. Use this sauce to coat the drunken apples.
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5 Reviews

lbn October 13, 2012
These are great. I didn't have lemon juice so I used apple cider vinegar in water instead. I soaked them in the alcohol for about 1.5 hours-- I added more alcohol so it would cover them all. I made the caramel myself-- 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup water, then 1/2 cup heavy cream (standard procedure). I wanted little bites, so I just stuck a toothpick in each one and coated them that way. My only problem was that when I left them to dry the caramel all kind of pooled at the bottom and stuck to the wax paper. (Should have used parchment paper or silpat as instructed perhaps.) Next time I might put them on a rack or something. But truly delicious-- you could taste the alcohol for sure but it was well-balanced with the sweet.
froandafork October 14, 2010
Yum indeed, these are amazing I wish I could share :)
mrslarkin October 14, 2010
Booze + dessert = Yes, please!
froandafork October 14, 2010
My friends and I are enjoying them now as we watch Grey's, they're definitely a hit!
gingerroot October 14, 2010