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Caramel Apple Sundaes

Hollowed-out apples are used as serving dishes for vanilla ice cream, topped with a caramel sauce and walnuts.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 dozen
Caramel Apple Sundaes

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2011


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 apples, such as Gala or Macoun
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 pints vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts


  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over high heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is dark, about 6 minutes. Remove
    from heat, and carefully pour in cream (mixture will spatter); whisk until smooth. Let cool.

  2. Slice the top 3/4 inch from each apple; discard. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out enough flesh to fit a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with some lemon juice to prevent flesh from browning.

  3. Fill each apple with a scoop of ice cream. Spoon caramel on top, and sprinkle with walnuts.

Reviews (2)

  • dramatoad 15 Oct, 2011

    The sugar & water mix must be wrong. I used one cup of organic sugar and it was totally dry in the pot w only 1 TB of water. It never melted & burnt in the pan. All the other recipes I searched had butter in them. (I make toffee every year, that's butter, sugar & some water.) I watched the show that morning but not closely enough to remember. I just used caramel sauce I had in a jar. Also, the apples are better cooked, so you can easily cut them w a fork and eat with the ice cream & caramel.

  • Noramex 14 Oct, 2011

    carmel apples sunday