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Red Wine Caramel and Chocolate Apples for #SundaySupper

The Halloween season is officially upon us, and that means it is time for a little bit of sinful indulgence. I don’t know about you, but the beloved creepy holiday is a perfect excuse for me to walk a little on the wild side and enjoy some decadent bites like these red wine caramel and chocolate apples. They are just one of the recipes being presented around the table today for a Frightfully Fun Entertaining themed #SundaySupper with Gallo Family Vineyards!

Red Wine Caramel Chocolate Apples

One of the food images that always pops into my head with Halloween is a platter filled with caramel apples. They are such a wonderful treat bringing out a bountiful fruit of the fall season. You have the tart, cool crunch of the apple (I prefer Granny Smith for their tart flavor and firm texture, but you can use your favorite apple variety), the rich flavor and chewy texture of the caramel, and just enough chocolate to take this dessert over the top. Creating a slightly sinister plate of these red wine caramel and chocolate apples for my Halloween entertaining seemed like the thing to do. By replacing traditional wooden sticks with some natural branches (sourced from the craft store), these enticing caramel apples beckon to you. Take a bite, won’t you? I promise: you won’t regret it…

Red Wine Caramel Chocolate Apples

When it came to creating the caramel coating for the first layer of these apples, I knew it would only be fitting to include some red wine in the mix. My soft caramels melted alongside some Gallo Family Merlot to make a red wine caramel coating. After dipping my apples in the caramel and allowing them to set in the refrigerator for an hour, I absolutely had to add some chocolate to the mix. A dark chocolate layer over the top of the caramel adds a nice bittersweet flavor, and a final drizzle of white chocolate ensures this Halloween treat will be irresistible to any guests who happen to lay eyes on them.

The final result is almost too pretty to eat. However, Halloween is all about temptation, so letting yourself give in to this dessert is just fine.

Red Wine Caramel Chocolate Apples

The Gallo Family Red Moscato is a perfect pairing for this sinfully sweet treat. It has flavors of citrus and peach, as well as a bright red berry finish. This sweet wine is best served chilled; it is a great choice to serve alongside desserts. If you would enjoy a wine on the dry side instead, the Gallo Family Merlot is another option to consider, especially since it is used in the red wine caramel coating on these apples! It is full bodied and brings out flavors of black cherry and plum. Merlot is a great partner for the chocolate element in this dessert!

Red Wine Caramel Chocolate Apples

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If you are looking for additional Halloween entertaining ideas, make sure to check out Gallo’s post on Frightfully Fun Entertaining! If you are searching for Gallo Family Vineyards’ wine near you, check out their store locator. You can even download a $1 off digital coupon for your next purchase!

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Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

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