Seeing as this recipe was supposed to be posted last night for the vintage recipe swap, hosted by CM on the Burwell General Store blog, we had to take a few shortcuts to make it happen. Luckily, when it comes to preparing food alongside a busy schedule, sometimes shortcuts are welcomed with wide-open arms. Well, with the recipe swap deadline already passed, the pressure was on; Lauren was on the prowl for the salted caramel sauce that she swore she saw at TJ’s, as I was gathering a cornucopia of apples. Don’t worry they had the sauce and we were set. Here is the original recipe that we had to tweak [quite a bit].
By turning ordinary taffy apples into salted caramel & nutella apple skewers, our imaginations may have run too far off course, but I think we got the general sense of the apple and caramel pairing. Heavenly. Throw in a little nutella for kicks, and you might think that you are entering the Pearly Gates on a white stallion, for reals.
Here is how it all went down:
Gather a bushel of apples. Don’t really get a whole bushel, you will really only use 3-4 of them. Then find some other great summer fruits to get grillin’. As you can tell, we used a naner, kiwi, and mango. Meanwhile, soak 6 wooden skewers in water for about 10-20 min.
*Little Yellow Note: Pineapple and/or any other summer fruit (e.g. plum, nectarine, peach…) would be an excellent addition or substitute.
Sprinkle the pile-O-fruit with brown sugar. Slightly mix with your hands. Then, skewer up them bad boys.
Go get Bobby Flayin’. Simply place the skewers on the barbie and rotate every few minutes, as needed.
Drizzle with your home-made or TJ’s jar of salted caramel sauce and nutella. Serve away!
We went wild with the drizzles. I suggest that you do the same.
Mmmm. Slightly crispy from the grill, but mostly soft on the outside with the inside of the fruit still crunchy. It sounds impossible, but it’s not.
Salted Caramel & Nutella Apple Skewers
makes 6 skewers
3-4 apples, peeled and cubed (we used gala apples)
1 banana, peeled and cut into 6 pieces
1 kiwi, peeled and cubed
1 mango, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup brown sugar, not packed
6 wooden/bamboo skewers
2-3 Tbsp salted caramel sauce
1-2 Tbsp nutella
1. Soak the wooden skewers in water for 10-20 minutes. This will help eliminate splintering and also igniting while on the grill.
2. Cut up fruit, sprinkle with brown sugar, and slightly toss. Let sit for a couple minutes. Then, add the fruit onto the skewers in a pattern that makes you happy.
3. Place on the grill, on medium heat, for a about 2 minutes on each side.
4. Let cool for a few minutes, then drizzle with nutalla and salted caramel sauce!
So, even though we didn’t actually make our own salted caramel sauce, due to time constrictions, it’s still the thought that counts, right? Lauren thought TJs would supply us with a perfect alternative to home-made caramel sauce and she was right. Maybe we will go the whole nine yards the next time that caramel sauce is involved.
From the Little Yellow Kitchen,