Caramel Bacon Apples

Pat Duran


These are simple caramel apples , using Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and no actual caramels. These will become your favorite your favorite way to make caramel for any caramel apple recipe- no unwrapping each caramel. This recipe is so easy, you will want to make your own Eagle Brand SCM for this recipe., because you want them again and again, using different toppings.
OMG these are sooo good!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 12
30 Min
25 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 12 medium
    tart apples
  • 12
    wooden sticks
  • 3/4 c
  • 14 oz
    eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 c
    dark corn syrup
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
    finely minced cooked bacon( about 12 slices)
  • OR

  • 3/4 c
    toffee baking chips, or nuts, or crushed candy canes, or cinnamon hearts. or mini jelly beans,(your favorite jelly belly bean flavor) etc...

How to Make Caramel Bacon Apples


  1. Wash and dry apples;remove stems. Insert sticks into stem end of each apple. Line cookie sheet with parchment or waxed paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add SC milk, corn syrup and brown sugar. Stir until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low " cook" 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly, or until candy thermometer reaches 225^. Remove from heat . Stir in vanilla.
  3. Dip each apple into hot caramel, spooning caramel over apple to coat evenly. Allow excess caramel to drip off. Scrap bottom of apple with edge of spoon. Place on wax paper. Sprinkle immediately with bacon pieces. Chill 30 minutes. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.

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About Caramel Bacon Apples

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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