Caramel Apples

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, October 27, 2010

I’ve been trying lots of new fall-ish treats, and this one I couldn’t wait to share.  A classic, that I’m sure just about everyone, if not everyone, has sunk their teeth into at some time or another, but I wanted to share just how easy it is to make caramel apples at home.  Especially after a not-so-pleasant experience with a pre-packaged one earlier this season.  Those silly packages can turn something divine into something very, very far from it.

So here’s a few tips to make your caramel apple making experience more successful.  Have fun!

Tips :

If you get the apples at a grocery store instead of a farmer’s market or an apple farm, most likely there will be a coating of wax on the apples.  To remove it so the caramel will stick, dip apples in boiling water for a couple seconds and then wipe apples with a towel.  The wax should come right off.

After you stick the craft sticks in the apples, put the apples in the freezer while you melt the caramel.  The cold apples will help the caramel adhere better.

Make sure your apples are completely dry before dipping them in the caramel.  Any moisture will make that caramel slide right off.

Caramel Apples

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes.
  • Ready in 35 Minutes.
  • Makes: 5 Servings
  • 5 small apples of your choice, clean with wax removed
  • 1 bag individually-wrapped caramels, unwrapped
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 5 wooden craft sticks (sometimes these even come in the bag of caramels)
  • Stick a craft stick down the center of each apple, about 2/3 of the way through. Place apples in the freezer.
  • Using a double boiler, melt caramels and milk together until you have a smooth runny consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • Take apples out of the freezer, and one at a time, dip in caramel and coat well, leaving a little apple showing at the top. Let excess caramel drip off, then place apples on individual squares of wax paper that have been greased with cooking spray. Serve at room temperature.

Do you see me in the apple?  Pretty cool, huh?

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