Thursday, October 28, 2010

Caramel Apples ~

Entertaining | Inspiration

I have never made caramel apples before, but I have been itching to make them this year. I think the kiddos and I will make them for our Halloween bash...yummy! I think they are super festive and...gorgeous - I know, weird right? There is something about that fabulous caramel color next to that vibrant green...lovely.


Here is the recipe via Martha Stewart:
Ingredients 
Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
6 Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples
1 cup toasted pecans (optional), coarsely chopped
 
Directions 
1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and coat with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil over high. Reduce to medium-high and simmer, undisturbed, until caramel is golden brown, 8 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully stir in cream (mixture will sputter). Transfer to a small bowl and let cool 5 minutes.
2. With a paring knife, make a small slit in top of each apple. Insert an ice-pop stick 1 inch deep into each slit. Dip apples into caramel, swirling to coat. Sprinkle with nuts (if using) and transfer to sheet. (Store in a deep airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.)
 
Here is the directions for melting caramel candies 
(I think we will be using this easy route at our house)
Unwrap the candies from a 14oz bag. Melt them, over a low heat, while stirring in two tablespoons for milk, water or cream. When caramels have melted into a smooth liquid, they're ready to use. 

 
Do you make caramel apples at your house? If so, does your family have a favorite "topping" to sprinkle on over the caramel?

3 comments:

Terrell said...

Oh yeah...you can't go wrong with these sweet treats!! Good times for sure! I bet your bash will be a hit! Fun Fun! :D
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

caramel apples , next to brownies, are my weakness! I love them!! & yes we try to make them every year around this time. Everything about them says Fall to me.

Sherri Cassara said...

No, never made them but I LOVE the ones they sell at my local Bristol Farms that has chocolate & nuts on the outside of the caramel. And the other day I saw the cutest little tiny apples - how cute would that be?

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