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Caramel Apples

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

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!