Consider this another great reason to go apple-picking this September—or a fun and unexpected twist to serve on Rosh Hashanah, as it's Jewish custom to eat apple slices dipped in honey to ensure the new year will be fruitful and sweet. Those two ingredients define this upside-down dessert from Martha, and it's the perfect treat to enjoy on a crisp fall evening. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season ($24.29, amazon.com).
Apples you eat whole or cook into applesauce are not the same ones you want for this dessert. Choose firm varieties—so they'll maintain their shape when baked and inverted onto a serving plate—that have enough tartness to counter the buttery-sweet caramel.