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Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms Recipe with Salted Caramel Sauce | Get the recipe for these crusty apple blossom tarts with oatmeal and coarse sugar topping and a salted caramel sauce.

Apple Blossoms are actually a food that has been enjoyed in my family for many years on Christmas morning. In the interest of full disclosure, we didn’t make them from scratch. Instead, we would buy them frozen from our local grocery store. Even still, they were absolutely delicious! Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find them for years, so I decided to research a way to create my own recipe. I’m no stranger to apple recipes, you can see them all here!

apple blossoms dessert with salted caramel sauce

Apple Blossoms Recipe with Salted Caramel Sauce

apple blossom tarts

I always love to use the crust I shared in this post. I couldn’t find my large flower cookie cutter, but next time I make these I will definitely be using one. The petals fold up better than overlapping the crust. 

drizzled salted caramel sauce over apple blossom

I also wanted to add a little something extra, so I decided to add a salted caramel sauce. Truly, I will just take any excuse to eat salted caramel.

Apple Blossoms Recipe with Salted Caramel Sauce | Get the recipe for these crusty apple blossom tarts with oatmeal and coarse sugar topping and a salted caramel sauce. #applerecipe #appletarts #fallrecipes

These are best by far served a la mode. Drizzle some extra salted caramel sauce over (don’t be shy). You can also add whipped cream, which is always delicious (especially when homemade!). I don’t tolerate dairy well, so I recently tried almond milk whipped cream recently, which was also delicious!

Apple Blossoms a la Mode

Overall, these Apple Blossoms are the perfect portion size for a dessert, and also a nice thing to set out on a dessert table while entertaining for a large holiday crowd! They are also reasonably compact if you need to pack them up as your contribution to a potluck.

Make sure to stop by the comments and let me know if you try them! What did you think of the salted caramel sauce?

Apple Blossoms Recipe with Salted Caramel Sauce

Crusty apple tarts with an oatmeal and coarse sugar topping and a salted caramel sauce. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 tarts
Author: Nina Hendrick

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 Pie Crusts Store bought or Homemade (Linked in Post)

Apple Filling

  • 5 apples peeled, cored, sliced small Gala or Honeycrisp are my favorites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp salted butter cut in pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream milk will work in a pinch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Eggwash

  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 tbsp water

Other

  • 8 tsp rolled oats
  • 8 tsp coarse turbinado sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make dough or roll out store bought crusts on a floured surface. Cut into 6-8 five inch circles, or if you have a large flower cookie cutter you may use that as well. Place each onto baking sheet. 

Filling

  • Mix all filling ingredients together and set aside.

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • Heat sugar over medium heat, stirring continuously. Sugar will eventually melt into a thick brown liquid. Slowly add slices of butter until melted. Slowly add milk or cream. Be cautious, the caramel will foam when the colder milk is added. Allow to boil for one minute. Stir in sea salt. Set aside, allow to cool.

Eggwash

  • Mix whisked egg with water. Set aside. 

Assembly

  • Place 1/8 of the filling in the center of each crust. Fold up the edges, (or petals if you’ve used a flower cutter) creating a cup around the filling. Brush with eggwash.
  • To each blossom, tuck in 1 tsp of rolled oats. Follow by drizzles of salted caramel topping. Follow with a sprinkle of coarse sugar all over. 
  • Bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Cool on wire racks. Serve with additional Salted Caramel Sauce.

Notes

Salted Caramel Sauce adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Get a Large Flower Cookie Cutter here.

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