The coronavirus pandemic has us questioning a lot of things that we used to do without thinking about it – like shaking people’s hands, blowing out birthday candles and bobbing for apples. Hello, germs! What were we thinking?

Thankfully, there are many safe alternatives to unsafe activities. For example, instead of shaking hands, we can wave hello from a safe 6-foot distance. We’re not sure what the alternative is for birthday candles, but we have a recipe that’s way better than bobbing for apples.

While a lot of people consider fall pumpkin spice season, we can’t forget about apples. It is apple season too, and we look forward to making our favorite apple recipes every year.

Now, we have another apple recipe to add to our must-make list. Delish has introduced us to the most delicious way ever to eat apples, unless you don’t like caramel, that is.

Instead of dipping an entire apple in melted caramel, this recipe puts the caramel inside the apple. 

There really is no flavor that can compare to a caramel apple, but honestly, we find them very difficult to eat. While we love the flavor, we usually opt for dipping apple slices in melted caramel instead of biting into a caramel apple.

This new recipe from Delish is even better. Why? The apples are baked! Talk about a delicious spin on the flavors of the season! 

First, you cut an apple in half and scoop out the middle with a melon baller. Put the apple halves in your favorite baking dish, brush the apples with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Pour a quarter cup of water in the pan and bake at 375° for 20 minutes.

We’re not done yet! After you take the apples out of the oven, it’s time to add the caramels! Add 3 or 4 caramels inside each apple half. Bake another 15 minutes or until the caramels are melted. When you take the apples out of the oven, you’re almost done.

Now it’s time to dress up the apples with a drizzle of melted chocolate and another sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. Yum! 

Watch the video below to see how easy these caramel stuffed apples are to make.

Are you going to make this caramel stuffed apples recipe? What’s your favorite way to eat apples?