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
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! The Test Kitchen
- 1 c
- pecans, peanuts, almonds or walnuts, chopped
- 12 medium
- apples, tart ones...washed and dried
- popsicle sticks
- 2 c
- brown sugar
- 1 c
- light corn syrup
- 8 Tbsp
- 1 - 15 oz
- can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp
How to Make Caramel Apples
- 1Lay out a large sheet of wax paper, sprinkle nuts onto it to be ready to set apples on after dipping.
- 2Stick popsicle sticks into tops of apples. Set apples aside.
- 3In a saucepan combine sugar, syrup and butter. Stir well, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- 4Stir in milk, slowly as to not stop the boiling, continue to stir constantly until mixture reaches 235 degrees/softball stage.
- 5Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
- 6Allow 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!!!
- 7*You'll have to tip sauce pan on its 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.