Caramel Apples by Broma Bakery

I’ve been wanting to make these babies for about 3 weeks. Today, I fiiiiinally did it. And all I can say is, holy caramel. These are insane. They’re perfectly chewy and slightly nutty from the light brown sugar. They’re absolutely adorable and make for great gifts (just wrap them up in cellophane and tie with hemp!). And they’re the only caramel apple recipe that I’ll ever need. 

Also, come on, what else are you going to do with your apple picking apples. Make pie? Pffff. Pie is for Thanksgiving. Caramel apples are for every singly crisp fall day of the season.

Plus, they have the boyfriend seal of approval:

Caramel Apples by Broma Bakery

So whether you actually went apple picking or just drove to the grocery store and bought 10lbs worth of apples, I strongly recommend you make these. Your friends and family will thank you.

Caramel Apples by Broma Bakery

Caramel Apples by Broma Bakery Caramel Apples by Broma Bakery

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Caramel Apples

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 10 apples 1x
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Ingredients

  • 10 medium apples
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) butter
  • salt
  • 14 oz (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Wooden craft sticks or barbecue skewers
  • Toppings, such as ground peanuts and chocolate, for dipping!

Instructions

  1. Wash apples and press skewers into the top of each one next to the stem. Place on a silicon or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt, and sweetened condensed milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue to cook for approximately 15 minutes, still stirring. Cook until the caramel reaches approximately 248°F, then remove from heat and stir in vanilla.*
  3. Dip each apple into the caramel, coating the apple to within 1/2 inch of the stem. Lift the apple to allow for excess caramel to drip back into the pot.** If using toppings, coat the apple in your desired toppings immediately after dipping in the caramel. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining apples.

Notes

*Don’t have a candy thermometer? To test your caramel, drop a small teaspoon into ice cold water and stir. The caramel should form a slightly firm but still malleable ball.
**When your caramel begins to cool, reheat on the stovetop for about a minute before dipping in remaining apples!

 

27 comments

Abby
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I am definitely making caramel apples tonight~! 🙂 Looks great

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Abby! They’re gonna change your world

Julie
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I JUST….CAN’T!

Stephanie
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CAN’T EVENNNNNN. SO AMAZEEEEEEE.

Rosa Espinosa
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Ayy! Such a great fall treat. Thanks for sharing, Miss Sarah!

Manali @ CookWithManali
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such a fun treat! i wish I could grab one right now!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Wish I could send it to you!

Thalia @ butter and brioche
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I love caramel apples.. but have never made them myself before! These look so delicious, wish I had one to devour right now. Pinned!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Thalia! Wish I could send one to you across the ocean!

Nora @ Savory Nothings
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Aaah, they’re gorgeous (and your boyfriend looks adorable trying to huge into that apple 🙂 ) – I’ve been meaning to make caramel apples for ages! I’m so glad to see a recipe actually making caramel and not just using caramel melts!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Seriously! It was so easy, and tasted kind of like Werther’s melts. Which, IMO, are crack in a candy.
The BF laughed at your comment 🙂

Cheryl
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Um… yes please.

You were asking if I wanted 12, right?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Precisely

Michelle Pavacik
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Sarah, thank you for the Carmel apple. It was absolutely delicious! I think you should sell these at home games. Erin and I are going to try to make these on our own this weekend.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much for the praises!! So glad you all enjoyed them, and let me know how they turn out. You may have just sparked my interest in a new company… Plus, how fun would it be to decorate them with maize & blue dyed white chocolate?!

Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook
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Not a huge fan of candy apples, but caramel ones are quite another matter – I love all the extra stuff you can put on them too!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I TOTALLY agree. I want a nice, chewy caramel to compliment my apples!

Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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So pretty! I’ve never made my own, but I’m inspired. There’s something so fun about caramel apples!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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There is! Flattered o have inspired you. Thanks, Jennifer!

Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron
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So, SO pretty!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you! They were almost too delicious

Amy | Club Narwhal
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Ah, that photo of the BF is CLASSIC! And exactly how I feel about caramel apples. These are GORGEOUS! Isn’t fall the best?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hahaha, thanks Amy! That’s how all of our taste tests go…
Fall IS the best. I don’t ever want it to end

Rebecca The Sister
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After apple picking with Mom and David this weekend I’m definitely making these bad boys!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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IT’S THE BEST I JUST HAD A WHOLE ONE YESTERDAY

Pat
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Terrific looking apples…..I must make these and soon. I love caramel. Thanks 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks for commenting, Pat! Let me know when you do!

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