The Elusive Caramel Apple. Have you seen it?


Truth be told, one of my FAVORITE fall treats is a delicious caramel apple. (BONUS: rolled in toasted nuts). This is my classic October treat, and I've been known to throw back quite a few in a 1-month period. Lucky for me, Washington is known for their delicious apples and finding a good caramel one is not very difficult.

Do you know what other country is known for Apples? Yep - you guessed it, GERMANY! From products like apple wine, schnapps or apple struedel, you can find a perfectly crisp apple anywhere.
German Apples
DILEMMA: There are ZERO caramel apples in Germany. I mean, I'm sure there's one 'somewhere' - but they're not easy to find and one has most certainly not crossed my path. Trust me, I've looked. I've scoured festivals, grocery stores, shops, street vendors and special events. Sure, there's the occasional chocolate covered one, but where's the caramel hiding?



I might need to find a substitute for my traditional 'heaven on a stick' treat, and right now it's beginning to look like Apfel Struedel Apple Strudel (which is so much fattening....). So tell me - what is your favorite fall treat? Hot Apple cider? Baked acorn squash? Homemade soup? Do tell......

FIFI UPDATE
I found a young Airman named Anne. She just arrived here from California and wants a bicycle.........but can't really afford to buy one. PERFECT!

She doesn't know I'm giving Fifi to her, so I'll surprise her next week at my going away party (I'm having 3 of them!). Don't worry, there will be photos of the hand-off. I'm excited for her to be the new owner, and think this will be perfect for everyone. Thank you blogging friends for all of the condolences, you are all so SWEET and SUPPORTIVE!

xoxo
Michelle

14 comments:

Sarah Pearson said...

You'd better hope she doesn't read your blog :-)
I'm so glad you found the right person, make sure you have fun next week!

Caramel apples? Just, no. Don't give me a lovely sticky sweet treat and then try and sneak in healthy fruit, it's just not fair!

Claire said...

yummmmmm! We just made chocholate dipped apples and rolled them in coloured sprinkles to sell in the shop :)

Claudia Moser said...

The caramel apples are available for the Christmas markets. Sadly you will miss them, they are great!

Krista said...

I have never eaten a carmel apple, I KNOW, terrible huh. Maybe when you get back home we could meet up for one, and some vintage shopping in WA.

I'm so happy Fifi is going to a good home can't wait to see the surprise!

Take care~
Krsiat

Helga! said...

O,I love apple strudel,but rarely eat it! I guess caramel apples are like toffee apples?
Fifi!That is SO sweet of you to be passing her over to a newbie!I bet she'll be so in love with ehr and SO thrilled!You'll be heartbroken....but soemtimes it's just how life is.XXX

Helga! said...

O,I love apple strudel,but rarely eat it! I guess caramel apples are like toffee apples?
Fifi!That is SO sweet of you to be passing her over to a newbie!I bet she'll be so in love with ehr and SO thrilled!You'll be heartbroken....but soemtimes it's just how life is.XXX

emma basilone said...

Such a cute idea!! You are such a sweetie! I love caramel apples-- I just told the fiance that I have to get one asap!

<3 emma
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Rockabilly Gypsy said...

Definitely caramel apples! They are the best... especially when someone else makes them :-D

Vern said...

I will buy you all the caramel apples you want!! Just come home already so I can visit!! LOVE YOU!

Bibi said...

that's awesome! She'll be so happy to get Fifi :) Can't wait to read the post about it!

Miss K said...

mmmmmmm i love caramel apples too, i haven't seen any great ones since that pumpkin festival and now i'm sad i didn't get one there. good luck finding one my love!

Lisa said...

Glad you found someone for Fifi. It sounds like the perfect match! I love caramel apples too. Maybe you can find some caramel candies and warm/melt them into a sauce and dip apple slices into that. Not exactly the same, but close.

xStroutx said...

I think Apple Strudel is a good substitute choice, Apple pie is one of my favourite things in the world. In fact my blog is named after frequent late-night apple pie dates after nights out...

Kelli Nørgaard said...

One of my students who studied in the US last fall came in this week and was so excited to tell me that she had made her own caramel apples the weekend before...in her words "just like we had in the US last year" :-) She was so excited!