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how to Make Caramel Apples
Have some fun with the kids making these tasty treats.
Caramel apples are one of the quintessential fall treats. The sweetness of the caramel mixed with the crispness of the apple and the saltiness of the often-used toasted nuts all mix together for a unique, all-American taste.
HAPPY APPLES. When making caramel apples at home, you have some options for the caramel. Melt purchased caramel candies for dipping or make a homemade caramel from ingredients including brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Homemade caramel generally results in a softer, creamier coating.
THE HOMEMADE WAY. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and coat with nonstick cooking spray. With a small knife, make a small slit in top of each apple. Insert an ice-pop stick 1 inch deep into each slit. In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups brown sugar and ½ cup water to a boil over high. Reduce to medium-high and simmer until caramel is golden brown, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in ½ cup heavy cream. Be careful; mixture will be very hot and will foam up. Transfer to a bowl and let cool 5 minutes. This will make enough caramel for 6 apples.
THE FUN PART. Dip apples into caramel, swirling to coat. Dip into any extras you’ve prepared, such as toasted nuts, chopped oreos, sprinkles, and/or shredded toasted coconut. Be creative! Transfer to baking sheet. Remember, caramel apples are always best eaten the same day they are made!