Caramel Apples

Caramel ApplesRecipe
Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Lynn Miller
Serves 8

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8 small apples, preferably Granny Smith (about 3 pounds)
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter


Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Chill: 15 Minutes

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Stem, wash and dry apples and insert Popsicle sticks in center of stem ends. Fill a large bowl halfway with ice cubes and water.

2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, cream and butter in a medium-size, heavy-bottom saucepan. Cook over low heat, gently stirring once or twice, until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring often, until mixture reaches 255ºF on a candy thermometer, about 20 minutes.

3. Set pan in bowl of ice water. Stir just until mixture starts to thicken into a dipping consistency. Working carefully, tip pan slightly to one side and spin each apple in caramel until thoroughly coated. (If mixture becomes too thick, reheat gently for a few seconds.) Transfer to lined baking sheet and place in refrigerator until caramel is cooled and set, about 15 minutes.

Created date

September 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 426
Fat 12 g
Satfat 7 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 85 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 42 mg