Tag: salted caramel

baking, dessert, sweet


salted caramel chocolate brownies with pretzels

Not so long ago I posted a recipe for a salted caramel apple pie. When I first tested the recipe for that, I ended up with leftover salted caramel sauce, so I had think about what other sweet treat I could come up with to use it up. I’d been planning to make my chocolate orange brownies that weekend, so instead decided to combine the two to make salted caramel chocolate brownies.

The gooey-ness of the salted caramel chocolate brownies combined with the crunchy topping of the salted pretzels makes for an interesting and tasty texture combination.

baking, dessert, sweet


vegan salted caramel apple pie recipe

I’m not usually fond of sweet and salty flavour combinations (don’t get me started on sweet and salty popcorn!) but with salted caramel it’s just right, you know? In fact, this is a flavour combination that pops up quite frequently when I’m making desserts (see my recipe for salted caramel pretzel cheesecakes).

This recipe makes two individual salted caramel apple pies (quite large individual portions, but aren’t those the best kind?!) and so if you want to make a standard sized pie you can just double up the recipe, although one pack of pastry might still do the job. Peeling the apples instead of chopping them allows the caramel sauce to permeate every part of the filling, so there’s no bite without that sweet and salty caramel flavour! The pies are best served with vegan ice cream – I recommend vanilla Swedish Glace with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, if you have any left.

dessert, sweet, vegan



For the crust:
3 cups salted pretzels
1/4 cup vegan butter
1/4 cup dark chocolate
1/4 cup golden syrup (or other sweetener)

For the ‘cheese’ topping:
1 cup cashews (soaked overnight)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4 dates
3 tablespoons coconut cream*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup soy milk
1/4 cup caster sugar

For the salted caramel sauce:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vegan butter
3 tablespoons coconut cream*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

6 salted pretzels for topping

*You can get coconut cream from a can of coconut milk by placing the can upside down in the fridge overnight. When you open the can, the thick cream at the top is the coconut cream.

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