Homemade Caramel Apples #Recipe

by - 10/17/2014 06:50:00 AM

I finally found "my go to" caramel apple recipe. I usually just purchase the little caramel candy's and do the basic caramel apple recipe. However, I usually end up eating half of the bag (those things are so good). For some reason my local store doesn't carry the little caramels throughout the year (you know one of those hit or miss grocery stores) therefore I had to find another option. I stumbled across this recipe on Sunday and I have already made two batches and my family loves them. Plus this was the perfect way to us to use up the rest of the apples from our visit to the Apple Orchard. 

Recipe adapted from

Items Needed: 
  • 8-10 small to medium apples 
  • 8-10 skewers, chopsticks or Popsicle sticks
  • 1 cup butter (do not use margarine)
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • chopped peanuts or topping of your choice
  • waxed paper or parchment paper
  • candy thermometer

  1. Thoroughly wash your apples. Remove the stems and insert a stick into the center of each. Dip the apples in near boiling water for 5-10 seconds and then immediately dry them to remove any wax. (This may slightly discolor the apples but that's okay.) Lay out a piece of waxed paper or parchment paper and thoroughly grease it with butter. Get your topping ready so you can roll the apples immediately after dipping.
  2. In a large heavy bottomed sauce pan, stir together butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Stir constantly over medium-high heat until butter is melted and insert your candy thermometer. Turn heat down to medium and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until the caramel reaches 245*F on a candy thermometer.
  3. When caramel is done, remove from heat, continuing to stir. Let cool for 1-2 minutes and add vanilla. Immediately dip apples and let excess caramel drip off. Roll into the toppings of your choice and set onto buttered wax or parchment paper. Continue with the remaining apples. If your caramel becomes too thick to dip the apples, warm slightly while stirring constantly over medium heat until you can continue dipping more apples. Let cool for 3-4 hours and enjoy!

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  1. Oh I am soooo trying this recipe. Your caramel apples look delicious... :)

  2. These look scrumptious! I've got to give them a try.
    Hope you share them with us on at WIW.


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