Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
4.65 from 14 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 20 minutes

Last updated on December 6th, 2021 at 04:12 pm

These Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines deliver fall’s classic dessert of caramel dip apples in a fine, sweet and soft cookie form.

Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines Recipe Tips

Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines are the perfect fall treat, because they look fancy, taste great, and melt in your mouth with deliciousness. I honestly think Madeleines are the easiest cookies to make, due to the fact that they only take 30 minutes from start to finish. Their dense texture is irresistible, while still delivering the sweet and buttery taste, which everyone loves! They would be perfectly served with some apple cider or enjoyed with a classic pumpkin latte or coffee.

Why you’ll love these Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines:

  • First of all they are festive and beautiful. Hence, making them a show stopper dessert.
  • Also, they are incredibly fresh and aromatic.
  • Tender and buttery, the Madeleines melt in your mouth. Hence, a must try!
  • In addition, they are the perfect cookies for the holiday season.
  • Lastly, they can be made 1 or 2 days in advance, so you don’t have to worry about a last minute dessert.

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What is a Madeleine?

Madeleine is a traditional small cake typically baked in a shell-shaped mold which originates from France. They are often decorated with coconut, cinnamon cream and jam, and are extremely delicious!

What is Cinnamon Applesauce?

Applesauce –  is a semi-solid food made from apples, a liquid (apple juice, cider, or water), cinnamon, spices, and sometimes sugar. Also, it is cooked down until the apples soften, so they can be mashed or pureed. Applesauce is cooked usually between one hour to a couple of hours.

How do you freeze Madeleine?

The Madeleines can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Before freezing the Madeleine, do not dust them with sugar until you are about to serve. Store them in airtight container and freeze them in a double wrapping of plastic wrap for several months.

Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines

Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines

These Salted Caramel Apple Madeleines deliver fall's classic dessert of caramel dip apples in a fine, sweet and soft cookie form.
4.65 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 madeleines
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


Apple Madelaines Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted, cooled slightly)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cinnamon apple sauce
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • baking spray
  • Salted Caramel:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter (at room temperature and cut up into pieces)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • sea salt flakes


Apple Madelaines Cooking Instruction:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Prepare 2 large madeleine pans and generously spray them with baking spray and dust with a tad of flour.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat eggs with ⅔ cup sugar until blended. Beat in the apple sauce and salt. Add flour and beat just until blended. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add cooled melted butter and beat just until blended.
  • Spoon 1 1/3 tablespoons batter into each madeleine indentation in pan. Bake until puffed and brown, about 11-13 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes in the pan and after gently remove them from the pan and place on a serving dish.

Salted Caramel:

  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt sugar while stirring constantly until a brownish liquid forms.
  • When sugar has completely melted, add the butter and stir until well combined.
  • Carefully while still stirring add the heavy cream, once all the cream has been added let the mixture boil without stirring for one minute.
  • Remove from heat, stir in salt, transfer to a mason jar (or any other container) and let it cool.
  • Dip madeleines into the caramel sauce, place on a wire rack to harden and sprinkle with sea salt.

Melted Chocolate:

  • In a medium bowl set over a medium saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate with the heavy cream, must be well combined. Remove from the heat and set aside. Dip the madeleines into the melted chocolate and place on a wire to harden.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

These madeleines are so so pretty! I love the salted caramel apple flavor. It's perfect for fall and my chocoholic husband would love the chocolate dipped ones too :)


Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

I can see this recipe at a tea or shower. Looks wonderful -- I'm anxious to try it.


Ciao Florentina

Caramel madeleines just stole my heart. How good does that sound, and don't even talk about those mouth watering photos. I would buy a box of these hehe


Rachel @ Simple Seasonal

These are so pretty and just in time with fall flavors!



I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one of these. They look so delicious and pretty!!


Thanks Jessica!


Manju | Cooking Curries

I have always had only plain vanilla madeleine cookies and I love love salted caramel anything. These look so delicious and melt in your mouth kinds - and the apple salted caramel combo is a killer!


I think I had plain vanilla only too before started to bake my own. The salted caramel version is really good!


Oana @AdoreFoods

Oh, Katalina, your madeleines are so stunning! Just perfect! Loving the salted caramel apple flavor :)


Thank you Oana!


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