Posted by Vincent Weaver on October 13, 2016
Did you know that October is National Pretzel Month, National Apple Month, and National Caramel Month? Yes, we have three yummy reasons to celebrate this month!
They are each delicious in their own way: apple is refreshing, crisp, juicy, sweet and sometimes slightly tart; caramel is indulgent, creamy, and lusciously buttery; pretzel is gorgeously salty and crunchy. Now, imagine a dish that combines the goodness of all three!
We wanted to share this easy to make recipe that combines all three gorgeous ingredients into one delicious dish - a Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad.
Fall is the harvest season, local markets and fruits and veggies stands are so beautifully abundant with fresh produce. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of all the delightful apples that mother earth so generously provides. This salad is such a wonderful way to enjoy a taste of fall with apples in season, candied pretzels and sweet caramel syrup.
Another great thing about this salad is that you’ll be using homemade caramel pretzels.
Here’s what you’ll need for the Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad:
1 cup of roughly chopped pretzels
½ cup of chopped pecans
(Make sure you measure both after chopping)
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup of melted butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3 cups of diced apples
½ cup caramel sauce or dip
3 cups of whipped cream
To make the sugared pretzels, mix brown sugar, chopped pretzels and chopped pecans in a bowl. Add melted butter and mix everything together. Spread the mixture on a large baking sheet with sides and bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool and then break it into small pieces.
Next, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth; do the same with the caramel sauce. When they are both smooth, fold in the whipped topping, and add diced apples. Scoop into small bowls and drizzle with caramel sauce.
The salad provides about 12 servings. You can chill it in the refrigerator for a little bit, but it’s best if served the same day you prepare it.
Voila – your super delicious apple caramel pretzels salad is ready for you, your family and friends to savor! It’s great for any occasion, and both kids and adults will love it.
This October, celebrate the season with this refreshingly sweet and satisfying recipe, and get your pretzels and pecans right here, at Weaver Nut Sweets & Snacks.
Happy National Pretzel Month, National Apple Month, and National Caramel Month – we hope you delight in this one of a kindCaramel Apple Pretzel Salad.
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Recipe Author and Photo Credit: The Gunny Sack