This Caramel Apple Pie Fudge is caramel apples meets apple pie. A fantastic Fall dessert mash-up or anytime during the year!
Another fun fall treat is our Caramel Apple Nachos – a deconstructed caramel apple that is loaded with caramel, chocolate, and lots of fun toppings!
When our kids were little, they used to go on a pumpkin patch field trip with their school every year. It was a pretty epic one with a petting zoo, train ride, gigantic trampoline, massive climbing haystack…the works. Plus a gift and snack shack, of course.
One year my husband took them just for a fun weekend activity. They returned home with a little container of candy Lego bricks. Edible Lego bricks…they stack and everything. Pretty neat. In my husband’s other hand was fudge. Caramel Apple Pie Fudge. I about died at first contact.
I immediately went online to find the recipe and pretty much searched everywhere, but nothing! You can buy it from places, but ain’t nobody giving out that recipe! After I cried, I regrouped and went to work on creating my own.
Spot on. This Caramel Apple Pie Fudge tastes just like if a caramel apple and apple pie got married. And absolutely amazing.
Here are the ingredients you need to make this fudge recipe:
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Apple cider (or apple juice) – not apple cider vinegar
- Unsalted butter
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Granulated sugar
- White chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli)
- Dried apple
- Vanilla extract
- Apple Pie Spice
- Dulce De Leche
How long does fudge last?
This fudge can sit out in a cool, dry place for 2 days. After that it should be refrigerated, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.
Watch it Being Made
Tips for Success
- This recipe calls for apple cider, NOT apple cider vinegar. You don’t want your fudge tasting like vinegar.
- Make sure you are using sweetened condensed milk, NOT evaporated milk.
- I prefer Ghirardelli white chocolate chips over any other. It seems to have a smoother texture and melts easier.
- After bringing the mixture to a rolling boil, don’t stop stirring! If you stop, your mixture could burn.
- Use Dulce de Leche, not caramel syrup. Caramel syrup is too thin and can add moisture to the fudge, which won’t allow it to set properly.
More Caramel Desserts:
Caramel Apple Pie Fudge
- 3/4 cup apple cider (or apple juice – NOT apple cider vinegar)
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter , cut into cubes
- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 11 ounce bag white chocolate chips (Ghirardelli for best results)
- 1/4 cup finely diced dried apple
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 3 tablespoons Dulce De Leche
- Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan combine the apple cider, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar; bring to a rolling boil and stir continuously for 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low; add in the white chocolate and stir until completely melted and smooth.
- Stir in the dried apple, vanilla, and spices; blend well, stirring for another minute or so to incorporate.
- Pour mixture into baking dish.
- Heat Dulche de Leche in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to loosen. Drizzle or drop dollops around in the baking dish and swirl through with a dull knife for a marbled effect.
- Refrigerate for at least 8 hours (or overnight), until completely hardened.
- Remove parchment paper from pan and place on cutting board. Cut into squares and enjoy!For tips and storage, please refer to the article.