RecipeSheet Pan Caramel Apples

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 110
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 21 g
    • Natural Sugar: 15 g
    • Added Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg

Caramel apples are a classic fall favorite, but they’re time-consuming to make and tough to eat on the stick (not to mention, loaded with corn syrup). This version simplifies prep and makes digging in a whole lot healthier…and more fun because you can add your favorite toppings to the whole batch or create different sections. It’s apple happiness!

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 10 to 12 servings
  • • 1 heaping cup pitted medjool dates, firmly packed (~14 large dates)
  • • 1 cup boiling water
  • • ½ cup maple syrup
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • ¼ teaspoon maple extract or natural flavor
  • • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • • 4 large apples (or 5 to 6 medium), cored and sliced*
  • • Optional toppings: semi-sweet chocolate chips, toasted pecans, granola, dried fruit, shredded coconut, and so on

*You can use any favorite apple variety. You can also change up the amount of apples and toppings depending on the size of your baking sheet. A smaller sheet will require less.  


To make the caramel sauce: (makes about 1½ cups sauce)

Add dates and boiling water to blender and allow the dates to soak and soften for 15 mins. Remove ½ cup water and set aside (you can add some later for a thinner consistency, if preferred).

Add maple syrup, extracts and salt, and blend until velvety smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides if needed.

To make apples:

Gently pat apple slices with a paper towel to dry them off and spread them out in a single layer on baking sheet. (I use 4 large apples to fill a half baking sheet, about ~17 x 13 inches) then, spoon (and spread) caramel sauce over apples. Add your favorite toppings, including semi-sweet chocolate chips, toasted nuts, and granola. Dig in!

Watch this!


Try my Caramel Popcorn.