Caramel Apple Hand Pies

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Recipe: Apple Hand Pies With Goat’s Milk Caramel Dipping Sauce
Makes 12 hand pies

Recipe inspired by Sarah Yates of A House In the Hills – discovered via one of my all-time favorite blogs: A Cup of Joe

Ingredients:

For the pie crust:
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup + 3 tbsp. ice water

For the filling:
1 1/2 cups of peeled, cored and chopped baking apples – we used Macintosh
1 tsp. flour
1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cardamon
1 tbsp. sugar

To finish:
8oz Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce – we used our favorite Original Caramel
Sprinkle of Fleur de Sel to garnish

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl combine apples, flour, lemon juice, sugar and spices. Mix and set aside.

In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, combine flour, salt and sugar to start creating your pie crust. Add butter to food processor and pulse until the flour is mixed, when you squeeze the mixture it should stick together. Add 1-2 tablespoons more butter if needed. Add ice water and pulse until dough is sticky enough to form into a ball.

Remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to flatten to 1/4″ thickness. Be careful to not over-handle the dough, roll only as much as needed, in one direction, to flatten it. Use a 3.5″ biscuit cutter to create 12 circles. Roll each circle a several times to further flatten to about 1/8″.

Scoop a spoonful of apple mixture onto each dough circle, fold over and press edges with a fork to seal. Cut three small slices in the top of each hand pie. Place pies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is golden on the edges. Let cool before serving. Dip in goat’s milk caramel and sprinkle with a dash of Fleur de Sel finishing sale for a savory kick. Enjoy!

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Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt and Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce

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Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt and Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

2 ripe Peaches

Butter or Vegetable Oil

½ cup Greek Yogurt or Crème Fraiche

½ cup Fat Toad Farm Original Goat’s Milk Caramel

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Cut peaches in half and remove pits. Brush insides of peaches with melted butter or vegetable oil. Place pit side down on grill and let cook for 4-5 minutes or until peaches begin to soften and grill marks appear. Brush tops with butter or oil and flip. Cook for a few more minutes. Remove and fill insides with Greek yogurt or crème fraiche. Drizzle with caramel and serve warm!

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Spicy Dark Chocolate Caramel Banana Ice Cream!

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3 ripe Bananas (frozen)

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 ounces Spicy Dark Chocolate Caramel from Fat Toad Farm

1 cup your choice of fresh berries

Peel skin off bananas. Chop into 2 inch pieces. Blend until creamy in a Cuisanart or food processor. Add vanilla extra and caramel sauce. Blend until fully incorporated. Refreeze and serve with more caramel and fresh berries on top. Enjoy!

Our Spicy Dark Chocolate Caramel comes together by slowly stirring stone ground chocolate and a healthy pinch of cayenne right into the almost finished caramel. Once the chocolate has fully melted, the caramel is dark, rich and beautifully freckled.

Taza Chocolate’s outstanding commitment to conscious sourcing, innovation, teamwork and producing a unique, high quality chocolate makes us proud to have them as a partner-in-deliciousness.

Learn more about Taza Chocolate’s amazing story HERE!

Salted Bourbon Caramel Almonds

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Ingredients:
1 lb of whole roasted almonds (unsalted)
1 8 oz jar of Fat Toad Farm Salted Bourbon Caramel (or your favorite flavor!)
1 Tablespoon of sea salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325. In a medium bowl, use a spoon to mix a little over half of the jar of caramel (or 4 oz) in with the almonds until they are evenly covered. Sprinkle in the salt while mixing. Spread almonds evenly on parchment paper and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes stirring every 5 minutes. Watch closely so that the caramel gets crispy but does not burn.  Let cool and remove from parchment paper. Serve as a delicious snack for the Super Bowl.

Sunday Brunch Crepes with Caramel Sauce

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Crepes are classy, easy to prepare, and ready to serve in just 20 minutes.  Made with fresh apples, Vermont Creamery Bonne Bouche or Coupole and Fat Toad Farm caramel sauce, these crepes are truly decadent.  This recipes makes 8 to 10 crepes.

Crepes

2 eggs, beaten

1 ½ cups milk

1 cup flour

1 tbsp olive oil or cooking oil

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp vanilla extract

 

Filling

Vermont Creamery Bonne Bouche or Coupole, or your favorite Brie

3 macintosh apples

1 tbsp butter or cooking oil

2 tbsp brown sugar

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of salt

Splash of bourbon (optional)

 

Topping

8 oz jar of Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce

 

Combine eggs, milk, flour, oil, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat with a mixer on high (or stir with a spatula) until combined.  Let batter set while you prepare the filling

Peel and slice apples (for apple chutney) or leave apples unpeeled (to keep slices whole). Add butter or oil to hot skillet.  Sauté the apples.  Add the brown sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Stir until apples are cooked.  Optionally, add a splash of bourbon to the hot pan, light with a kitchen match, and cook alcohol off.

Slice soft cheese, set aside.

Add butter or oil to hot skillet or crepe pan, add one ladle of crepe batter. Spread batter around pan and cook, 30 seconds per side.  Slide crepe onto plate

Add cheese and apple filling, fold crepe into triangle or cylinder.

Top with a generous drizzle with Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce and enjoy!

Homemade Snickers Bar with Fat Toad Farm Caramel

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Homemade Snickers with Fat Toad Farm Caramel
Makes one 9×13 pan
 
Bottom Chocolate Layer

1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips

1/4 cup peanut butter

Thoroughly grease your baking pan. Melt ingredients together in a saucepan or microwave, then pour into the baking dish and spread until even. Let cool and harden completely.

Nougat Layer

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup evaporated milk

1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 cup salted peanuts chopped, roughly chopped

1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in sugar and milk, stirring until dissolved and bring to a boil. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in fluff, peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Turn off heat and fold in peanuts, then pour over bottom chocolate layer. Let cool completely.

Caramel Layer

1- 8oz  jar of your favorite Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce

Top Chocolate Layer

1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips

1/4 cup peanut butter

Melt ingredients together in a saucepan or microwave, then pour over caramel and spread until even. Let cool and harden completely.

Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving, then cut as desired.