Caramel Apples

Wendy Rusch Recipe

By Wendy Rusch snooksk9

Stove Top

My mom worked at an apple orchard when I was a child...and they made apple cider, apple pies, apple crisps, caramel apples etc. to sell, besides all the wonderful apples...
My mom acquired the recipes for these things, and they all were good, but this one is OMGosh Good! It makes the best caramel apples!
For difficulty, I'm giving them a medium...they're not hard to make, just time consuming and putsy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a delight! My grandson and I both look forward to caramel apples each autumn... and these are truly classic. A real Blue Ribbon treat!


1 c
pecans, peanuts, almonds or walnuts, chopped
12 medium
apples, tart ones...washed and dryed
popsicle sticks
2 c
brown sugar
1 c
light corn syrup
8 Tbsp
1 - 15 oz
can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Lay out a large sheet of wax paper, sprinkle nuts onto it to be ready to set apples on after dipping.
Stick popsicle sticks into tops of apples. Set apples aside.
In a saucepan combine sugar, syrup and butter. Stir well, and bring to a boil over meduim heat, stirring constantly.
Stir in milk, slowly as to not stop the boiling, continue to stir constantly until mixture reaches 235 degrees/softball stage.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
Allow caramel to cool about 5-7 minutes, stirring it constantly. Then dip apples and set into nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool. Then Enjoy!!!
*You'll have to tip sauce pan on it's side almost, then roll the apples in the caramel.

*For extra added yumminess, you can sprinkle more chopped nuts on top of apples after dipping. And/or you can sprinkle many things on them from coconut to crushed oreos.
*Also, something fun to do, especially if giving as gifts...melt some milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate (or all three) and drizzle over the apples after they've set.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Nov 1, 2014
Yes Cathy, I agree with you about those caramels! And You are very welcome! :o)
cathy Barr clbrgb
Nov 1, 2014
Thank You, so refreshing to find a caramel apple recipe that you do not unwrap those hideous hard caramels.
Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Oct 31, 2014
Thank You Nancy! Have a Booingly Frightful Halloween!!! :o)
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Oct 31, 2014
WENDY...CONGRATS on your well deserved BLUE RIBBON!
These look awesome. YUMMY.
They are good any time of the year!....
HUgs, Nancy... 10/31/14
Have a safe HALOWEEN !!!!!!!
Oct 31, 2014 - Nor M. shared this recipe with discussion group: MOUSE HOUSE CHEESECAKES