{MACARON} apple macarons

apple macarons

“back to school” inspired
apple macarons
with caramel apple pie filling!

its no secret that i love macarons. i became obsessed ages ago and have been on a macaron quest since then. this apple macaron was one of the reasons i wrote my book! if you have never made macarons, you can try your hand at these tricky treats by following my DIY GUIDE TO MACARONS post. OR — just by my book on creative macarons (which includes this design!). you can check out my other fun and creative macarons here as well.

to make the shell: pipe red macaron batter into an apple shape. i use a template to do this (just create a document on your computer with apple outlines -or if you already own my book, just open the file on the acompanying CD- print the template and place it under your parchment paper). Pipe, rest, bake, and then fill with the caramel apple pie filling below. i used a pretzel stick for the stem and green candy melts to create the leaf. adorable huh?!!!

apple macarons with caramel apple filling vertical

{modified from the cupcake project}
1/4 cup apple butter
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 oz cream cheese
2 t cinnamon
1 cup sifted powder sugar
1. melt butter in small saucepan
2. add in apple butter and brown sugar
3. bring to a boil and lower head to med low
4. boil for 2 min stirring consistently
5. add cinnamon, stir, remove from heat
6. while still hot, add in cream cheese and stir until incorporated
7. once lukewarm, sift in powder sugar to desired consistency {note: it will thicken as it cools}
apple french macarons


  1. Those are beyond adorable!!! I am going to feature them on my site later today!!

  2. Great job! Love it.
    Need to share!

  3. They are so cute! And look very yummy too :-) I just made my first macarons a month or so ago, and wish I had seen your “Guide to Macarons” post…
    Happy weekend,

  4. so So SO SOOO CUTE!!!

  5. insanely clever! fantastic idea (and execution!)

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  6. Love, Love, Love!!! Would love to know your secret on how you got the color so red? I did some macarons last weekend and used ameri color super red….they came out pink? Help


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