Caramel Apples

Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Cooking Method: Stove Top


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

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Wendy Rusch Recipe
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Trego, WI (pop. 5,108)
Member Since Sep 2010
Wendy's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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!


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.

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user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Sep 27, 2010
OK...I got to have this one...I am the caramel apple monster at this house......
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Sep 27, 2010
Well glad I could cater to your ferocious needs! :)
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Sep 27, 2010
For Sure For Sure..... :0)
user Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom - Sep 27, 2010
user Robin DuPree robdupree - Sep 28, 2010
Thanks for the post....This is a great recipe, especially for the little ones...

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