There are some things that you absolutely have to eat when you come to New Orleans. Somewhere near the top of that list is pralines.
And if it’s not? Well, it should be.
Now, we wouldn’t dream of dissing the classic sugary goodness that is a praline, but we also know when to tip our caps to innovators in the confectionery game.
Mister Apple is a candy shop on North Peters that’s dipping apples in just about everything sweet you can imagine, including pralines. That’s right — we finally have the technology to create the fabled praline covered apple.
All jokes aside, the praline apples at Mister Apple are absolutely scrumptious. Timothy, the owner of Mister Apple, started out doing the classic caramel and candy apples.
“Everything is made in-house, you get the smell of a real candy store when you walk in here.”
“But people kept wanting to know why we don’t do a praline apple,” he says.
Timothy listened to the town’s cry, and we’re glad he did. The praline apples start off as caramel pecan apples, before being dipped in the warm praline mixture. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell your dentist.)
The first bite out of the praline apple, and Timothy’s recipe of “sugar, sugar … and a little more sugar” starts to make sense.
The praline train doesn’t stop at apples. Mister Apple is serving up plenty of the classic pralines, chocolate dipped pralines and even a chocolate chunk brownie laced with pralines.
And there are a few intangible ingredients that go into every treat.
“We put a lot of pride and love into everything we do,” says Timothy.
That must be why everything here tastes so good.