Fall is an enchanting time of year where we eat turkey and caramel apples. Check out this caramel apple Thanksgiving turkey! It is a little bit of work, but an adorable treat to serve at your Fall parties.
Clean off and dry two apples (Red Delicious has the most turkey-like shape.)
- Choose the apple you want to use as your turkey and stick in a popsicle or lollipop stick.
- Cut off a portion of the bottom of the apple so it will stay flat.
- From another apple, cut off pieces for the legs and wings. The caramel will not take well to the parts of the apple that have been cut, only the skin, so you may want to caramel-coat this apple before and once the caramel is hardened you can cut the slices off.
- You will probably want to preserve the open pieces of apple. There are multiple ways to do so; I chose to soak the pieces in a bowl of 1 cup water and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice for a few minutes. This may not work well on the pieces that are pre-caramelized so you can try brushing on the mixture for a few minutes or using Fruit Fresh powder.
- Make sure all of the apples are dried then dip the apple with the stick into melted baking caramel until well-coated. Set the caramel apple down on the flat side onto a non-stick surface (a hard surface that you can stick into the fridge is best.)
- Use toothpicks to stick the turkey legs and wings into place. Coat with extra caramel. You may need to add several layers to fully-coat. Place the caramel-covered apple into the fridge to harden.
- In the meantime, chop up mixed nuts, peanuts, and a couple green peanut M&Ms to make “stuffing.” Put this on a serving plate.
- Once the caramel is hardened onto the apple and the apple is coated to your satisfaction, place it onto the bed of “stuffing” then decorate with a few red peanut M&Ms to look like cranberries.
-–Are you going to do this? I’d love to see what yours looks like! Post up your photos on my Facebook wall!