Thursday, October 14, 2010

Food 117: October Treats (Caramel Apples)

Okay, I'd be lying if I said it was easy finding the next recipe for this month. There are so many different levels of cooking and so many themed recipes to pick from. I couldn't pick something too hard or complicated but I didn't want to make something too easy. I finally found Caramel Apples though and they're perfect. They might  be a little easy but  I think it'd be the perfect thing to make with friends! You might think it sounds easy but the fun part is making the caramel!

Cook Time: 15 mins. 
Serves: 6

2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of heavy cream  
cooking spray
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extra
pinch of salt
apples (6)
6 sticks (cooking ones)


Mix 2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup light corn syrup and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Cook, swirling the pan (do not stir), until the mixture is light amber and a candy thermometer registers 320 degrees, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; slowly whisk in 1/2 cup heavy cream, then 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Return to low heat and whisk until smooth. Let cool until the caramel is thick enough to coat a spoon. Insert sticks into the stem ends of 6 apples and dip the apples into the caramel, letting the excess drip off. Roll in toppings if desired, then let cool on a parchment-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.



  1. I lov'm..but my Mom says NO. So I never get to have them. Yummy!

  2. Looks so good. I think of Halloween when I see these at my Gram's house.

  3. yum :) too bad the orthodontist would kill me, haha