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Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples

These baked Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples are like enjoying a rich and flavorful apple pie without the crust. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream for dessert when you’re in the mood for a little something sweet.

Baked Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples

How to Make the BEST Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples

This apple dessert is super simple to make, and the sky is the limit with serving ideas and variations. A few things of note I’d like to mention.
  • Ingredients you’ll need to make Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples: Apples (Gala, Honey Crisp or Granny Smith), butter, apple juice or apple cider, chopped pecans, light brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and dulce de leche or a thick caramel ice cream topping.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: 10 inch skillet or baking pan, apple corer and slicer or sharp knife and cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, small bowl, large bowl.
  • I used Gala apples in this recipe however you can adapt using your favorite variety.
  • Depending on the variety of apples you choose to use, the amount of sweetness or liquid may need to be slightly adjusted.
  • Topping these apples with sweet, rich, buttery caramel just makes sense. Especially, if it’s  dulce de leche. If you have a favorite caramel ice cream topping, by all means use that instead.
  • You can find dulce de leche at specialty shops and on the Hispanic foods isle of most grocery stores.
  • These praline baked apples are so tasty they can be served with or without a drizzle of caramel. Although, they’re designed to be enjoyed with the drizzle of caramel to tie all of the flavors together. They’re also spectacular with a drizzle of my  Bourbon Praline Pecan Sauce. 
  • Add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream, or fresh whipped cream and it’s bound to be a happy dessert day in your kitchen.
  • Store baked Praline Pecan Apples chilled in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in single servings in the microwave and enjoy.


Baked Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples

Easy Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples

What is Dulce de Leche? Dulce de Leche is a luscious thick caramel made from cooking and reducing sweetened condensed milk.  It’s readily available in the Hispanic foods section of most grocery stores or specialty stores such as World Market and Williams Sonoma. Alternatively, checkout my recipe for homemade dulce de leche made in a slow cooker. It’s one of my favorite things on the planet.

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Baked Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples

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Caramel Drizzled Praline Apples

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked-caramel-drizzled-praline-apples, easy-apple-recipes, praline-apples
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 8 large apples cored, ends removed and sliced 3/8 inch thick [ I used Gala]
  • 8 Tbsp butter divided
  • 1/3 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecan pieces
  • 1 cup prepared dulce de leche or quality caramel ice cream topping warmed


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Melt 2 Tbsp of butter, cube the rest. Swirl the melted butter to coat the bottom and sides of a 10-inch cast iron skillet or similar.
  • Arrange the apple slices evenly in the skillet overlapping. Drizzle the apple slices with apple cider.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle over the apples. Arrange the pecans and cubed butter on top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until fork tender and golden.
  • Warm the dulce de leche in a microwave safe bowl and drizzle on top.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.


these apples are spectacular drizzled with my Bourbon Praline Pecan Sauce, too.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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