Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Comfort Me With Apples

One of our favorite fall traditions is to make a trip to an apple orchard that's about an hour from our home. Sunday afternoon was sunny and beautiful, so off we went. It was a little late in the season, and the pickings were a little slim, but we came home with a full bag. We have plenty of juicy, crispy apples to eat, and enough for a pie or two. Of course we took the camera with us!  My daughter captured our day with these photographs:

At our house, when we have apples fresh off the tree, we like to cut them into slices and dip them in caramel dip. This recipe is so much fresher than the dips you can buy at the store and it's so easy to make. The hardest part is unwrapping the caramels!

Caramel Dip
1 bag Kraft caramels
1 stick butter
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

Microwave caramels and butter until melted.
 Stir, then add condensed milk and stir again
until mixed together and smooth.

Enjoy! Apples and caramel dip - the ultimate comfort food on a chilly October evening.


camp and cottage living said...

Yum-sounds so good. I've got 2 bushel of apples to work into applesauce.
But I think I'd better save some for carmel dipping!

Kris said...

One of our favorite things to do too.
Great pics! I am your newest follower!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Ahhh, you remind me of a trip I need to make for apples! Love this time of tear! Thank you for the yummy recipe!

magie said...

The farm market looks so cute, love the old red barn. Reminds me of being at home in Canada :)
Thanks for sharing the caramel dip, I am really liking the sound of that! I have a bunch of apples that are in need of doing something with, so I may have a go at this recipe :)

Holly said...

The apples look delicious! You are quite the photographer. What a fun day!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh these photos are so gorgeous!!!! there is an apple pie in my families future this weekend for sure and i do believe that some caramel dip will be drizzled upon the yummy home made vanilla custard ice cream on top of that hot pie1 thanks for sharing -- this method is so much safer that the traditional method and let's face it -- sweetened condensed milk is truly a gift from God! : ) now i have to think about how to make it have no calories : ) LOL!!!! thanks for sharing...hugs! said...

Pretty pictures. And thanks for the recipe ~ think I'll give it a try:)


Shirley Hatfield said...

Great photos! Mine always have glare. I am going to try your dip recipe...we are comfort food gals!

Mecky said...

That sounds good.

The apple pictures look great!

Becky~ said...

Lovely pics.Im a new follower.We have a Stuckey Ford here.

Becky~ said...

ha Im just browsing thought I didnt follow but I do.Im an old follower lol.

Mary said...

Caramel dip and fresh apples, hmmm..yummy!

donna said...

How fun is that is to pick apples. They look so pretty on the trees. Thank you for sharing your caramel dip.