Caramel-Glazed Apple-Pecan Pound Cake

2½ cups green apples; chopped
1 cup unsalted butter; softened
1½ cups granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons vanilla
5 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
¾ cups Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces
1 recipe Caramel Sauce

1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
2. In skillet, lightly sauté apple chunks in 2 tablespoons butter. Set aside.
3. In bowl, cream remaining butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
4. In bowl sift together flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir into butter mixture until blended.
5. Fold in apples and pecans. Spoon into greased and floured Bundt pan.
6. Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour, or until wood pick inserted near center comes out clean. Glaze with Caramel Sauce.Caramel Sauce
½ cup brown sugar; firmly packed
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1. Combine brown sugar, sugar and whipping cream in medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Cook and stir, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
2. Stir in butter until melted. Cool. Then drizzle over cake.

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