Happy Caramel Apple Day! ?

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Happy Caramel Apple Day! ?
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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 9:30am

 

When was the last time you had a caramel apple?

Do you like the fancy toppings on some of them?

I''ve seen them topped with coconut, nuts, candy corn, you name it. Have you ever seen any other versions of the caramel apple?


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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 9:46am

 


Caramel Apples

With four kids (one child whose birthday is November 1), we celebrate Halloween in style around our house. These caramel apples are a tried-and-true favorite year after year. —Gail Prather, Bethel, Minnesota


10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


Ingredients
•1/2 cup butter, cubed
•2 cups packed brown sugar
•1 cup light corn syrup
•Dash salt
•1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•10 to 12 Popsicle sticks
•10 to 12 medium tart apples, washed and dried
•1 cup salted peanuts, chopped


Directions
•In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter; add the brown sugar, corn
 syrup and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes
 to a boil, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in milk. Cook and stir until a
 candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage). Remove from the
 heat; stir in vanilla.

•Insert Popsicle sticks into apples. Dip each apple into hot caramel
 mixture; turn to coat. Dip bottom of apples into peanuts. Place on
 greased waxed paper until set. Makes 10-12 apples.


Candied Apples

15 apples w/ 15 craft sticks inserted into them.

2 c white sugar

1 c light corn syrup

1 1/2 c water

8 drops red food coloring

Lightly grease cookie sheets.  In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water and heat over medium-high heat.  Heat to 300 to 310 degrees on a candy thermometer, or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads.  Remove from heat and stir in food coloring.

Hold apple by its stick and dip into syrup.  Remove and turn to coat evenly and place on prepared sheets to harden.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 2:27pm

Which ones are the favorites at your house, the caramel apples or the candy apples?

iVillage has a picture tutorial for making caramel apples (they use caramels though):

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www.ivillage.com/how-make-caramel-apples/3-b-290829

 

 

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 7:12am

I have caramel apples more often, I haven't seen too many candy apple recipes.

Thank you for the lonk, Evelyn.  :)

 But I did see one show where they were making them, it looked easier than I thought it was to make them.

I try to stay away from those treats though.  KWIM   :)

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