12 November 2010

So I tried making this Taste of Home recipe last night and it was kind of a disaster! The picture looks nice, but it was pretty much inedible. You were supposed to melt caramel, marshmallows, and chocolate and drizzle them over apple slices. Pretty simple, right? Leave it to me to screw up even the simplest desserts! I overcooked the caramel (the recipe said to melt it in the microwave, but didn't say for how long), and the marshmallows too. So after drizzling the caramel onto the apples, it immediately hardened and when we tried to pick up an apple slice, the entire topping came off in one big clump! It was actually quite comical.

So we took the topping off, grabbed the caramel ice cream topping from the fridge, and drizzled that over instead. Perfect! Here's how we are going to make them in the future. Not much of a recipe, really, but darn tasty.

Apple Nachos

4 medium-sized apples
Caramel ice cream topping
Chocolate ice cream topping

Core apples and cut into ¼" slices (I use my mandoline). Arrange on a large platter or baking sheet. Drizzle with caramel ice cream toppings. Make sure you have lots of napkins handy!

Makes 4 servings.

This is a really simple dessert. And while it's obviously not the healthiest thing you can eat, it's a heck of a lot healthier than putting the ice cream toppings on ice cream! It makes a fun fall dessert.

Shared at: This Week's Cravings at Mom's Crazy Cooking

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