Crisp apples, buttery caramel, silky chocolate, crunchy nuts–it’s all in Mrs. Prindables gourmet apples.
Fall is a great time for crunchy apples coated in caramel, chocolate, nuts, and other goodies. Unfortunately, it seems caramel and other coated apples I purchase in my local grocery stores are less-than-fresh and the coatings are, well, not that tasty. And I’ve tried—quite unsuccessfully—to make my own caramel apples. Frankly, it was a mess with gooey caramel all over everything except the apples. Obviously, considerable skill and technique go into making great caramel coated apples. I was afraid that I’d never again have a really good gourmet caramel apple. Then someone sent me a Mrs. Prindables Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Almond Jumbo Caramel Apple as a gift.
Mrs. Prindables, an online producer of gourmet dipped apples, has the freshness, the recipe for great coating, and the apple dipping technique down. The gourmet apple I received came in a big purple box with a gold ribbon. The apple itself was dressed for the season with a sparkly, colorful wreath in fall colors and wrapped in cellophane to keep to fresh. And it was HUGE—a full 1.5 pounds of crisp, tart apple, caramel, whole almonds, peanut butter chips, and big chunks of dark and milk chocolate. This would make a perfect hostess gift or even a centerpiece at holiday time.
Giant, Crisp Apples
This isn’t an apple you just bite into. It’s way too big. After taking it out of the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes to warm up, I cut this behemoth with a large knife into slices. According to Mrs. Prindables’ website, one of their jumbo sized apples will feed 8-10 people. I’m not sure about that. The apple is simply too delicious. I finished one-quarter of the treat myself before begging my partner to take this sinfully delicious caramel apple to work so I wouldn’t eat more of it.
Mrs. Prindables makes smaller apples too. Her “petite”apples feature more average size apples enrobed in a variety of coatings. This size enables gourmet apple fans to order a box of apples coated with different flavors. Both the jumbo and petite apples come in a variety of coatings, including triple chocolate; milk chocolate toffee walnut; milk chocolate pecan; milk chocolate cashew; milk chocolate walnut pecan; dark chocolate delight; dark chocolate splendor; double chocolate mocha; white chocolate praline; milk chocolate delight; and, the one I received, double chocolate peanut butter almond. Special flavors like holiday peppermint are also seasonally available.
According to company sources, a number of things go into making Mrs. Prindables delectable gourmet apples. There are the apples, of course, which are super-crisp and tart to contrast with the sweet coatings. Their caramel, which is smooth and buttery, is made in small batches using a time-tested recipe that includes butter, cane sugar, and natural vanilla. She also uses good quality chocolate and fresh nuts and the apples are hand rolled. And, perhaps most importantly, each apple is made-to-order to ensure freshness. They ship the apples in boxes or you can order a gift basket.
Although we didn’t sample them, Mrs. Prindables also makes handmade confections like dipped pretzels, toffee, truffles, caramels, and nut clusters.
Real bottom line: Mrs. Prindables gourmet caramel apples are fun, over-the-top coated apples that will make you smile. They’re pretty and make a nice gift—for friends and family or for yourself. These gourmet apples are available at upscale stores like Macy’s or online.