Wow! Look at these beautiful apples!!! I didn’t make them!!! But Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen did and here’s what she wrote:
A very dear friend of mine asked if I would entertain the idea of making caramel apples with her! I had never made them before…but I am ALWAYS up for a food challenge, so of course I obliged! It may have helped that I absolutely LOVE caramel apples and I was up for some fellowship We had a wonderful time together and made some pretty amazing apples! Here is our story….
(We multiplied the recipe for a bake sale, I am giving you a recipe for 6 apples- you may multiply as desired)
|Granny Smith Apples, Sugar, White Corn Syrup, Sweetened and Condensed Milk, Salt, Butter, Vanilla, Parchment paper (Skewers- I purchased nice ones at Jo-Ann Fabrics)|
|Wash your apples thoroughly…get as much wax off as possible.|
|The making of the caramel sauce: In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, milk, and salt mixing well.|
|keep mixing…the color changes, like so.|
|And here we have caramel! Who would have thunk it was so easy?!|
|Here is the fun part…set up your “apple dressing buffet” We had nuts, crushed Butterfinger, white choc chips, mini M&Ms, melted chocolates, Heath, and marshmallows. (I would suggest to pick no more than 3 to start off with)|
|Lay parchment paper down and butter|
|After the caramel cools for about 5 mins….stick your apple at the top end and start dipping and rolling in your toppings….(This is Butterfinger)|
|This one was splashed with chocolate and dipped in Heath..(YUM)|
|My kidos favorite…the mini M&M monstrosity!|
|Gourmet Caramel Apples (at home)||
5.0 from 3 reviews
- 6 wooden skewers
- 6 Medium Granny Smith (green apples)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup white corn syrup
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- desired toppings & parchment paper
- In heavy saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, milk and salt mixing well.
- Cook over medium heat stirring gently but constantly until soft ball stage (if you are using a thermometer it will be about 230 degrees- but I go by color).
- This will take you about 30 mins.
- Remove from heat and cool for about 5 mins and stir in butter and vanilla.
- Cool again about 5 mins- you then may begin coating caramel over apples to cover fully…then dip in your desired topping.
- Place on buttered parchment paper…when finished with all apples, transport to dish and cool in refrigerator for 2 hours before enjoying!
Thanks Janelle for another Fabulous Friday Recipe!
If you are in need of some fresh new recipes for the fall – then visiting Janelle’s blog at Comfy In the Kitchen is a must! She also has a Feasting In Fellowship Friday Link-Up Party happening right now – join the fun!!