Tasty Thursdays: Caramel Apples

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My favorite thing to eat around Halloween time is caramel apples. To make this simple treat (the following recipe is for 6 apples):

Mix 2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup light corn syrup and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Cook, swirling the pan (do not stir), until the mixture is light amber and a candy thermometer registers 320 degrees, 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat; slowly whisk in 1/2 cup heavy cream, then 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Return to low heat and whisk until smooth. Let cool until the caramel is thick enough to coat a spoon. Insert sticks into the stem ends of 6 apples and dip the apples into the caramel, letting the excess drip off. Roll in toppings if desired, then let cool on a parchment-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
You can play around with it if you'd like. Add candy, nuts, chocolate, marshmellow, other fruit, etc. Have fun with it :)

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33 comments :

janettaylor said...

Yummy!

sweet said...

I tried this last year and it was really yummy except for getting tonsils after eating but it was really delicious...

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

Maddy said...

There's so good, but I'm always afraid I'll pull one of my teeth while eating it! So I like to slice mine into bite sizes :)

Ashley said...

Oooh, thank you for this! I was going to make caramel apples this year, but I totally forgot. Thanks for the reminder; there's still time!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Yummy!! My favorite!!!

Anna G said...

This sounds like a fun activity for this weekend. It looks so yummy also.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

One of my favorites! Sigh, wish they had that here!

Katie said...

I wish I had the patience to make these!

J. said...

I haven't had these in years! Sounds like a great messy recipe to make with my nephew...thanks for the memories!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I freaking LOVE caramel apples. I've never made them myself though! So thank you so much for this recipe. :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Perfect Halloween treat! I want one so bad now!

Pop Champagne said...

I love caramel bobs, except after I eat all the caramel and only have apple left.. too bad you cant re-dip hahaha

Stéphanie said...

YUMMY !

Josie said...

Oh, these sound amazing. So perfect for fall!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

heaven!

Kristin said...

I posted a couple weeks back about how I wanted to try making my own caramel apples this year...and here you provide me with a recipe. That's why I heart ya lady!

Fabíola Beltrão said...

delicius....xoxo

PinkBow said...

Mmm toffee apples, I love these!

OneCraftyFox said...

Luvs!! And in the Halloween Spirit... I would like to invite you to join my **Interactive Halloween Party**, come, come, I promise I won't bite, I'm not a vampire... or am I ...? eery music....

KIRAFASHION said...

such a nice idea for a party!

Slamdunk said...

Those sound great Audrey. Caramel apples sure bring back lots of Halloween memories for me...

Pratishtha Durga said...

Ideas are just pouring in for my weekend Halloween party! Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe. They sound divine!

A Brit Greek said...

I love these-so delicious looking! Perfect for Halloween treats!
x.o.x.o

Andie said...

AHHHH I WANT ONE NOW!!
my friend hates caramel, dude whats up with that?

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Becky Regina said...

Lookkksss yuuummmyyyy ! :9

Uniqua said...

Yummy they look so good ! :)

Sher said...

Lovely recipe, just in time for the halloweekend:)

Hope you have a great celebration!

xx

michelle_ said...

great recipe !
i love these kinds of apples :)

glisters and blisters

michelle_ said...

great recipe !
i love these kinds of apples :)

glisters and blisters

style'n said...

can I have one now please? they looks so delicious! have a great halloween weekend, naina

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

I had a candy apple one... i didnt like it too much tho... Then again i'm more of a salt girl myself :-)

Check out my blog :-)

~Sherine
http://sherinethegirl.blogspot.com

Grace said...

Yum! I like the over the top ones my local Chocolaterie Stam makes that are covered with nuts and chocolate.

Inez said...

I eat them on my holiday last summer, they are so delicious! YUM YUM

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