Caramel Apples

September 30, 2009 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Caramel apples aren’t just for kids. There is nothing like biting into smooth, creamy caramel and getting the sweet, tart, juiciness of an apple. It’s the perfect pairing. Normally, I use store bought caramels to make caramel apples but this year I decided to try and make my own using a candy recipe. The recipe I chose came from a little homemade cookbook that I picked up from a local pumpkin farm. It was easy to make. The caramel was much better than those little squares and I didn’t have to unwrap them, either. Don’t do like I did and forget to butter the wax paper. You’ll be sorry.

Caramel Apples

10 Golden Delicious apples(I love them)

1 pound brown sugar

1 cup butter, plus some for cookie sheet(I used salted)

Dash of salt

1 cup light corn syrup

1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

10 popsicle sticks(you can get them in a craft store)

Wash the apples. Insert sticks half way into the apples. Liberally butter a parchment lined cookie sheet.


Melt the butter in a 3 quart, heavy sauce pan over medium heat. Add the sugar, salt and corn syrup. Stir well. Slowly pour in the sweetened condensed milk. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until 245 degrees on a candy thermometer. Once the caramel has reached that temperature remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Immediately begin to dip the apples. Use a spoon to help coat the apples thoroughly. Place the coated apples on the well buttered cookie sheet. Be careful the caramel is very hot and sticky.

Caramel Apples


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