Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Making the gooey homemade caramel for these caramel apples may take a little time, but it's totally worth the effort.

Yield:

16 apples (serving size: 1 apple)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 221
Fat 3.7 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 48.9 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 57 mg
Calcium 40 mg

Ingredients

16 wooden sticks
16 small apples, chilled
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 cups half-and-half
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1. Push wooden sticks into the top of chilled apples. Return apples to the refrigerator until caramel is ready for dipping.

2. Place sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large saucepan; boil, stirring until dissolved. Boil, without stirring, 9 minutes or until light golden.

3. Combine half-and-half, vanilla, and salt; slowly stir into pan. Boil until candy thermometer reaches 235° (45 minutes), stirring frequently.

4. Pour caramel into a bowl sitting in a hot water bath. Swirl apples in caramel, and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper.

Note:

Maureen Callahan,

October 2010
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