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Granola and Rosemary Cider Caramel Apples

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

 

Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 1 apple)

Ingredients

  • 8 wooden craft sticks
  • 8 small apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup honey-oat granola

Nutrition Information

  • calories 296
  • fat 4.9 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • sodium 108 mg

How to Make It

  1. Push a wooden craft stick into the top of each apple. Bring sugar, corn syrup, and water to a boil in a medium, heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, without stirring, 9 minutes or until lightly golden (about 260°). Stir half-and-half, apple cider, vanilla, and salt into caramel mixture. Simmer until candy thermometer registers 235°, stirring frequently. Stir in rosemary.

  2. Place granola in a bowl.

  3. Pour caramel into a bowl sitting in a hot water bath. Swirl bottom halves of apples in caramel; dip in granola.