This Caramel Apple Pie Fudge is caramel apples meets apple pie. A fantastic Fall dessert mash-up or anytime during the year!
Every year the kids go on a pumpkin patch field trip with their school. It’s a pretty cool one, where you can brush sheep, watch pigs be dirty, pet baby chicks, take a train ride, and pick out a tiny pumpkin.
The kids can also climb a steep mountain of hay stacks (bites nails), bounce on a gigantic trampoline with 100 other kids (grits teeth), and they vie for space on an old jungle gym (cringes) – I immediately age 10 years and pray my kids come home in one piece…which is why I make my husband take them.
They also have a gift and snack shack, of course. This year 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:
- 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
Tips for making this fudge recipe
- 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.
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
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Caramel Apple Pie Fudge
- 3/4 cup apple cider (or apple juice)
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter , cut into cubes
- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 11 ounce bag white chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli)
- 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!