The Best Caramel Apples

The Best Caramel Apples

24 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
onlyxception
Recipe by  onlyxception

“When I was searching for a recipe to make homemade caramel apples for the very first time, a close friend gave me this amazing and fairly easy recipe. My family and friends loved these delicious treats! Sprinkle with nuts or whatever you desire while the caramel is still warm (work quickly, the caramel sets VERY fast).”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 caramel apples

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Directions

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Dip apples in boiling water for a few seconds, then dry with paper towels to remove any wax from the peels. Set apples aside; when completely cool, insert a wooden chopstick firmly into the bottom of each apple for a handle.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Stir butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk together in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and reduce heat to medium. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 248 degrees F (120 degrees C), 25 to 30 minutes; stir constantly to prevent burning. A teaspoon of the syrup, dropped in a glass of cold water, should form a firm ball. Remove caramel from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Working quickly, dip each apple into the hot caramel to completely coat the apple and about 1/2 inch of the wooden handle. Sprinkle apples with any desired toppings while still hot. Let caramel apples cool on the parchment paper. Use caution, caramel is very hot.

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Reviews (24)

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Jazze1
9

Jazze1

I Love what the ingredients produce. You can tell it will taste creamy. Excellent directions and foot note!

Cwby2nz
8

Cwby2nz

I loved these! So much easier to make than I would have guessed. I made sure to drop my apples in boiling water for a bit and dry them off really well, letting them get nice and cool before i dipped them in the caramel. I think I over cooked the caramel just a tad - I did not have a candy thermometer! But I used a knife and cut slices and it was every bit as delicious and not as messy! LOL I used Karo Light Corn Syrup, but I think i would like to try it with Karo Dark syrup.

crunchie
7

crunchie

Yum-o! So good, followed everything except (I know, I hate when people do this) I didn't dip apples in boiling water and I didn't have sweetened condensed milk. I subbed 1/4 cup 2% milk and it worked beautifully on the apples. Will definitely use again, I would have given it a 5 but I didn't follow everything as listed, so I can't really.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 799 cal
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 27.6 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs
  • 141.5 g
  • 46%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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