November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts Caramel Apples



This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts®.

Have you tried the new, Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts yet? If not you definitely need to do so....NOW! I have been a loyal fan of the Brown Sugar Pop Tarts for years, but the Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts are my new favorite. The pumpkin pie spice is not overpowering and it is just enough filling to make you feel like you are eating a thin slice of pumpkin pie. What a treat!

I decided that I would roll a caramel apple in the Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts crumbs to combine the the flavors of my two favorite pies. Apple and pumpkin. You can eat this right off the stick or cut the apple off the stick and cut into slices. I guess it's a more dignified way to eat this delicious treat. However you decide to eat this...I'm sure you will agree that it is the best of both pies!

Here is how you make it.

Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts Caramel Apples

Things you need:

6-8 apples (any kind, but I used tart Granny Smith's)
wooden dowels or craft sticks for each apple
2 packages pre-wrapped caramels or caramel ingredients (see recipe below)
wax paper
cookie sheet
butter
12 Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts, coarsely chopped
fall ribbon to decorate apples

1. Place wax paper on cookie sheets. Next, butter the waxed paper to make sure that the caramel apple won't stick.

2. Make some caramel or you can use the pre-wrapped found in the candy section of your grocery store. Here is my caramel recipe:

1c. Karo syrup
1c. Brown sugar
1c. White sugar
1 stick of butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Put first 5 ingredients in a large sauce pan over medium heat and stir until melted and combined. Bring to a boil and stir for five minutes. Be careful to keep stirring so that it doesn't start to burn on the bottom of the pan. Take caramel off the burner after 5 minutes.

3. After you have made your caramel or melted your unwrapped caramels according to package directions, put wooden craft sticks or dowels into your apples.

4. Dip apples in caramel one at a time. Cover the whole apple letting the excess caramel drip back into the pan.

5. Place caramel covered apples on buttered wax paper on cookie sheet and place in refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to cool.

6. Take apples out of refrigerator and roll in chopped Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts. Press crumbs into caramel and replace on new piece of wax paper.

7. Replace in refrigerator to set up.

8. When ready to serve, decorate with fall ribbon around the stick. Enjoy!

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127 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

My favorite flavor of Pop Tarts is blueberry.

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meeyeehere said...

I really love the chocolate poptart best!!! I will eat any of the flavors,they are all tasty!
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elle said...

I want to try these so bad! The store is always out of them when I go! My favorite flavor is the brown sugar pop tart. lauwil07 at gmail dot com.

Chef MAMA Mimi said...

My favorite poptart is and always has been CINNAMON...but wow I love pumpkin pie - I am going to definitely be trying these too :) Have an amazing blessed day :)

cutebanana said...

My favorite flavor of pop tart is blueberry with sprinkles of course!

B said...

I like strawberry pop tarts
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The Newmans said...

I have been craving caramel apples so I have to try these- they look awesome.

My fav pop tarts are smores. YUM!

Karina said...

love the smores pop tarts

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Mel4Him said...

I'm a simple kind of gal. My favorite has always been the Strawberry Frosted but I like the Blueberry Frosted too.

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TruthHole said...

I have to say I like the strawberry or cinnamon best.

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Geri said...

What a fantabulous idea!! My favorite flavor, though, is Cookies and Cream....mmmmmmmm

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rachel said...

Yummmm! My favorite flavor of pop tart is S'mores, by far!

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Melanie said...

My favorite flavor is regular strawberry!

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faitcam said...

I love the Smores flavored Pop Tarts!
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Suburban Correspondent said...

Frosted strawberry for me, thanks!

JunqueMagnet said...

My favorite flavor has always been frosted Strawberry.I hate sharing them with the kids!

Brooke said...

What a cute idea! Who doesn't love a candied apple - poptarts have to make them better.
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gmissycat said...

I just love the Frosted Strawberry pop tarts but I also like the cinnamon pop tarts too!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite flavor is cherry.

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gmissycat said...

Tweeted here too,

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Amy said...

My favorite flavor is plain old, yummy strawberry!

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Anonymous said...

my favorite is blueberry, i'm definately going to try the pumpkin poptarts recipe

mpannek said...

We go through a ton of the Smores' Pop Tarts at my house!!! I will have to try the pumpkin pie though!!! YUM!

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marybug2 said...

My favorite is the brown sugar pop tarts
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abitnerdy said...

My favorite poptart flavor depends on my mood it's a tie between Strawberry & S'mores! They're both so deliciousss! xoxo

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Angel Jacklyn said...

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ONE FOR THE BROWN SUGAR POP TARTS kytah00@yahoo.com

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Lisa said...

Frosted Strawberry!!!

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susan1215 said...

My favorite pop tart flavor is strawberry.

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cpevey said...

My fave poptart flavor is strawberry!

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cpevey said...

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Naddez said...

My fave flavor S'mores pop tarts.

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jakiesmom said...

my favorite is strawberry frosted
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Lori said...

I will have to say, I love any pop tart that has pink frosting and red yumminess in the middle, prob strawberry. yum, I have a nephew who only eats pop tarts, he lives off them...

JC said...

I like blueberry flavor.
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Mami2jcn said...

tweeted:

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suburban prep said...

I would probably say the brown sugar cinnamon.
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Tabathia said...

frosted strawberry
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Tabathia said...

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Quadmama said...

warm Strawberry Pop Tarts are the best.
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marcia goss said...

My favorite flavor is strawberry.
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Laura S. said...

Frosted blueberry!

LAMusing said...

Those apples look great! My fave flavor is brown sugar
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Norma said...

I like the strawberry!
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Naomi, Art, and Hyrum said...

Brown sugar for sure.
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Jayne said...

Strawberry! Mmmm!

Pam said...

Raspberry or strawberry. Frosted for sure. themoonmom@hotmail.com

Pam said...

Raspberry or Strawberry, frosted of course.

katychick said...

my favorite flavor of pop tarts is the brown sugar.
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scmom (Barbara) said...

I'm not sure anything beats Frosted Blueberry, but I'm going to go hunting for the Pumpkin Pie. Pop-Tarts are our favorite weeknight dessert!

Pumpkin said...

The first poptart I've had in probably a decade were the pumpkin pie poptarts and they were amazing.

sarah said...

I like the chocolate ones.

susitravl said...

I love Strawberry. It must be frosted. Not sure why anyone would eat a Pop Tart without the delicious sugary frosting!

Alayna said...

i LOVE pop-tarts! Cinnamon brown sugar is my favorite, especially hot with some spray butter ;)
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MaryBeth said...

Strawberry....

quitecontrary1977 said...

I love the fudge ones! I'd take it over a slice of cake any time!
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jackiedlindley said...

chocolate fudge, warm.

angie lilly said...

Although hard to find, I love their frosted grape flavor!
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Scott said...

def brown sugar cinnamon!
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Scott said...

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Megan said...

My favorite is the frosted strawberry...it has been since I was little.

Can I also say that your caramel apples look gorgeous and delicious!

bdiane34 said...

I love the Smores flavored Pop Tarts
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swoodsonshoeclips said...

I love strawberry! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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The Crave to Save said...

I love the brown sugar and cinnamon flavor the best

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Brian and Kendra said...

My favorite flavor of pop tarts are the classic brown sugar. love em'!

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Erin said...

Love the brown sugar and cinnamon

Tara said...

My favorite pop tart flavor is the raspberry.
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Susan said...

My favorite flavor is Strawberry

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Susan said...

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is blueberry.

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amandawk said...

Frosted strawberry.
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Kerry said...

Cherry is my favorite.
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Kristen said...

My favorite is the frosted strawberry.

Kerry said...

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The Sunshyn said...

My favorite Pop-Tart flavor is a toss-up between raspberry and blueberry.
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Tracy R said...

My favorite is the Frosted Strawberry, but I also love all of the berry varities that have frosting.

Tracy R said...

My favorite is Frosted Strawberry.

Tracy R said...

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shirley said...

I like strawberry Pop Tarts.
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ape2016 said...

I think I am creative until I see the stuff you all come up with! Such great ideas, thanks for sharing.
My favorite flavor is Blueberry for breakfast, but I like chocolate for a treat.
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Deb said...

How creative you are!! My fave is chocolate - and I think they'd be good on this recipe too!

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The Murray Crew said...

I like all poptarts. Sugar and Carbs disguised as breakfast, how can you beat it! :)

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sodahoney said...

My fav is the blueberry

sodahoney said...

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Deb said...

I love the fudge filled pop tarts with chocolate frosting.

Juliannajones said...

Strawberry and blueberry are tied for me....frosting mandatory :)

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AStarrA said...

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon
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tattgiff said...

I love plain old strawberry...but i will try pumpkin, now.
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Just call me "B" said...

Strawberry ! Yum!

Tessa said...

Brown sugar cinnamon fan here!

Mom2anutball said...

Strawberry is my fave!

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DoughGirl said...

I used to be all about the Brown Sugar and cinnamon but I really love the new Pumpkin ones, they are just like little pumpkin pies! So festive!

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KaHolly said...

Pumpkin poptarts sound inviting, but my all time favorite is still Brown Sugar with icing.

KaHolly said...

Pumpkin poptarts sound inviting, but my all time favorite is still Brown Sugar with icing.

Debbie said...

I am a big fan of the frosted brown sugar cinnamon ones!
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dlhaley said...

My favorite are the S'mores Pop Tarts.

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skkorman said...

I love the cherry Pop-Tarts!

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codi said...

My favorite poptart flavor is cherry. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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Eve said...

I love cinnamon and brown sugar
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Shel said...

I love Frosted Cherry although Chocolate Fudge runs a close 2nd.

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slehan said...

I don't have a favorite because I don't eat pop tarts.
Thanks for the contest.

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blueviolet said...

I absolutely love the frosted cinnamon poptarts straight out of the box.

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won said...

My favorite if Brown Sugar Cinnamon!

Thank you.

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