Oh, people. You’re making this NaBloPoMo thing easy when you ask for things like recipes.
And, please know that I fought the urge to say Recipe: Throw 12 apples into a large bowl. Add 64 Brach’s caramels (wrapped or unwrapped). Happy Thanksgiving.
Since you asked, here is the recipe Grandma used.
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 carton (8 oz.) Cool Whip
- 4 cups diced Granny Smith apples
- 1 cup chopped salted dry roasted peanuts, divided
In a heavy saucepan, combine flour, sugar, pineapple with juice, egg, and vinegar. Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly; cook on medium until thickened. Refrigerate until cold. In a large mixing bowl, fold cooled pineapple mixture into Cool Whip, then fold in apples and 1/2 cup peanuts. Pour into a serving dish and garnish with remaining peanuts.
So, yeah. Absolutely no caramel included, but it TASTES like caramel is included. And I suppose that’s what matters.