Person in a white sweater holding out a white tray with Caramel Apples dipped in crushed hazelnuts

Caramel Apples with Hazelnuts

Caramel apples get a delicious makeover in this Caramel Apples with Hazelnuts recipe, a naturally gluten-free treat for the fall.

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Person in a white sweater holding out a white tray with Caramel Apples dipped in crushed hazelnuts
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Caramel Apples with Hazelnuts

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 657kcal


  • 4 medium apples , preferably not too sweet like Granny Smith
  • 1 cup (100 g) hazelnuts
  • 1 cup (200 g) light brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons (75 g) salted butter
  • ½ cup (120 mL) half-and-half, room temperature


  • Wash and dry the apples and set aside. Chop the hazelnuts and place them on a flat plate.
  • Heat the sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. The sugar will get chunky and then dissolve into a thick, brown amber-colored liquid. Be careful not to let it burn.
  • When the sugar has completely dissolved, immediately stir in the butter until melted and combined, and cook for 1 minute without stirring. Then very slowly, stir in the half-and-half. Since the cream is colder than the hot caramel, the mixture will bubble up quickly when you incorporate it, so be careful and add it slowly, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes and remove from the heat.
  • Place the apples on popsicle sticks or skewers and, holding the end of the stick, dip the apple in the caramel and then coat with hazelnuts. Set aside on a plate lined with wax paper or parchment paper and continue with the remaining apples. Serve right away.


Tip: The waxy coating on the outside of apples can cause the caramel to slip off, so use hot water to wash it off as best you can.


Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apples with Hazelnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 657 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 155mg6%
Potassium 515mg15%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 74g82%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 649IU13%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Apples Caramel Fall Hazelnut Natalia Mantur
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