Introduction: Fruit Bouquets' How to Make an Apple Dessert Bar

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During the holiday season, a do-it-yourself caramel and chocolate apple bar is a fun idea for any gathering. And it works for adults and kids alike! Using apple slices instead of entire apples makes it easier for guests to create different combos and it's easier to eat one slice at a time anyway! No double dipping allowed!

Follow the steps, have fun with it, and make it your own! Fresh fruit, whether it is dipped or not is a great gift to send as well. Check out all of the great choices at fruitbouquets.com

Created by Julie Mulligan.

Step 1: Prepare Your Apples

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  • Choose a variety of apples.
  • Wash the apples.
  • Core and slice the apples.

Step 2: Add Lemon

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  • You must prevent the apples from turning brown.
  • To do so, place the apple slices in a bowl and squeeze a lemon over the 2 slices.
  • Mix the slices gently with a wooden spoon so they are coated with the lemon juice.

Step 3: Use a Container

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  • Use a container to hold the skewered apple slices on the buffet table.
  • Compactly fill the container with a head of lettuce.
  • Use pieces of kale to cover the lettuce.

Step 4: Insert Wooden Skewers

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  • Take your wooden skewers and insert into the bottom of the apple slices.
  • Use 1 skewer for each apple.

Step 5: Place Skewers Into the Cabbage

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  • One by one, place skewers into the cabbage.
  • Continue adding apples until you have filled out the container.

Step 6: Choose Your "glue"

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We recommend one of the 3 below:

  • melted milk
  • white chocolate
  • caramel sauce

Then:

  • Place in the microwave using microwave safe dishes
  • The melted dips could start to cool off, so we recommend that you have an extra set readily available to replace them.
  • You can also keep your "glue" on the buffet table in a small crock pot or keep the individual bowls on a warming tray.

Step 7: Choose Your Crunch

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Your choices are endless:
  • crushed toffee
  • walnuts
  • toasted coconut
  • turtle crunch
  • Fill up bowls with the topping and have spoons available.

Step 8: Set Up the Buffet

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  • These are the bells and whistles.
  • Design your buffet any way you'd like and be creative.
  • We used an old wood-framed blackboard to set the tone.
  • We also created signs on the computer to label the items on the bar for our guests.
  • We added a beautiful bouquet of flowers combining red roses, spray roses, and rose hips in a mason jar.
  • We then tied it with a red gingham bow.

Comments

SharonGrace (author)2014-12-16

This is such an awesome idea!!

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