Delish’s Caramel Apple Gelatin Shots

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My niece, Angela, recently sent me this recipe from delish.com for caramel apple gelatin shots and I’m so glad she did. And so were the guests at the gathering where I served them! These tasty treats are like caramel apples with an added punch and I love how wonderful they look — they just scream autumn to me (of course you can enjoy them year round.)

These shots are really not hard to make — what took me the most time was unwrapping all of the caramels.  I couldn’t find Salted Caramel vodka at the liquor store so I used Kissed Caramel vodka instead. I also switched out the plain caramels for sea salt caramels — I’m pretty sure these changes didn’t make a big difference.

To melt the caramels, I coated a microwave safe bowl with cooking spray, added the caramels and cooked them on high for a minute. I stirred them and cooked them for an additional minute, until they were completely melted.

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Ingredients

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  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1¾ cup apple cider
  • 2 packets gelatin
  • ¼ cup melted soft caramels
  • 1 cup Salted Caramel vodka

Preparation

Cut the apples in half, down the stem. Remove the stem and use a melon baller to hollow out the center of each apple.

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Brush the insides of each apple with lemon juice. Place each apple hollow side-up in the cups of a muffin tin. Set aside.

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Pour the cider into a saucepan. Sprinkle both packets of gelatin on top and let it sit for two minutes. Once a shimmery film forms on top of the cider, place the saucepan on a burner, turning it to low heat.

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Whisk the gelatin into the cider until dissolved, then whisk in the melted caramel. As soon as it’s combined, turn off the heat. Add vodka and stir.

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Pour the mixture into each hollowed-out apple. Refrigerate for at least four hours, or until firm.

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Place the apples gelatin-side down on a cutting board and cut into wedges.

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Enjoy with friends and remember, don’t “drink” and drive!

Bon appétit!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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