Friday

Caramel Candy Apple Treats

Try these yummy candy apples this weekend. I added three recipes. Try one or try them all!* note instead of popsicle sticks try using chocolate and candy coated thick pretzel sticks.

Pistachio Chocolate Apples
1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (1-oz) square unsweetened chocolate( coarsely chopped)
6 medium red eating apples such as (Gala, Empire, or Red Delicious)
6 flat wooden Popsicle sticks
1 bar (1.4 oz) chocolate-covered toffee candy (chopped)
3 Tbsp chopped pistachios
In heavy 1-quart saucepan over low heat or microwave-safe bowl in microwave oven, melt chocolate, stirring until smooth. Set aside. Place apples on a tray or plate. Remove stems if present and insert a stick into each through stem end. With teaspoon, spoon melted chocolate over each apple around the stick, letting excess drip down the apple. Sprinkle chocolate with toffee candy and pistachios. Refrigerate apples until chocolate is set.
Caramel Candied Apples
12 crisp apples (Gala, Empire, or Red Delicious)
1 1/3 cups dark corn syrup
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups light brown sugar( packed)
1 1/3 cups heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 tsp vanilla
Line a baking sheet with lightly oiled parchment paper. Push a popsicle stick halfway through the core of each apple. Combine the syrup, sugars, heavy cream, and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until the mixture reaches 240˚. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla. Let cool for 8 to 10 minutes, until caramel thickens to a toffee like consistency. Dip the apples into the caramel and place on the prepared baking sheet. Cool completely.
Caramel Apples
12 crisp apples (Gala, Empire, or Red Delicious)
1 1/3 cups dark corn syrup
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
1 1/3 cups heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp butter
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Line a baking pan with a generously oiled sheet of parchment paper. Push a candy apple stick into the core of each apple. Combine the syrup, sugars, heavy cream, and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until the mixture reaches 270 ˚about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the butter and vanilla. Let cool for 6 to 8 minutes, until caramel thickens to a toffeelike consistency. Dip and gently swirl the apples into the caramel and place on the prepared baking sheet. Let cool completely.

Enjoy, and don't tell your dentist, giggle.


29 comments:

The Meditative Mom said...

mmm... these look so good!

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Sherri said...

Katie, OMG I love candied apples and the ones on your blog sound yummy!!! I just told my hubby the other day I really want a candied apple! Thanks for the recipes!

Martina said...

Can't eat these, but love the look of them!

Mumsy said...

Candied apples are sooooooo good. Those in the picture look yummy. HUgs

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The Girlie Blog said...

Oh yum! This is why I love fall!

Valerie said...

Yummy apples my family would love these!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can I hire you to make them as well?

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

OH yummy yummy mouth watering yummy and pretty pretty pretty!

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Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

Oooo,I love the chocolate or candy stick ideas. Thanks, might have to make some.

Dee said...

It isn't fall till you have a carmel apple. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I love caramel apples - that's a given. Howeverm I am in awe of the picture - the photograph - it looks professional. They look delish. Impressive. sandie

Ivana Dragicevic said...

What a lovely blog..has such a feel good vibe to it. I'm glad I came across it :)

Heidi said...

Oh Yummy, We went to a party last year and she had homemade carmel apples what a difference from stroe bought wraps! I must try thanks for the recipe.

Helen said...

It's a pleasure to meet you ....

Unfortunately I am scheduled for a
crown replacement next month! ugh! No candy apples for me right now.

Enjoy your week, Katherine.

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Sistergirl said...

Those look so great, I am going to try to make some.lol

DEZMOND said...

oh, Katherine, these look positively sinful :)

Deanna said...

Hey sweet lady, I'm in big trouble! I just fell in love with your sweet blog and my goodness....you are fatally tempting me with your delicious recipes. I read the coconut cake recipe and you guessed it, I have to make it! Type 2 diabetic so I'll have to modify a bit but you know a Southern girl can't resist coconut cake!

Thanks for your visit!

Deanna :D

Victoria's Voice said...

These look delicious! I remember when we were little we would always get candied apples on Halloween.

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Linda said...

wow Katherine your blog is gorgeous. It's great to have this recipe as it's something I have heard of but we just don't do here in Australia. We have toffee apples but that's about it xx

Nancy said...

Looks like a great recipe!

Nick said...

Whoa, I'm just thinking about those candy apples and my fillings are working their way loose.

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kkfoster35 said...

These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Karen

Christina Lucas said...

These look so delicious! And the picture is beautiful!
-Christina

Susan Evans said...

Oh, my goodness! Those look so good. And I was just given 2 big bags of apples, and wondering what to do with them. My kids will love these!

Carolyn Arnold said...

LOVE the recipes!! You're awesome!! Thanks for sharing.
I wish you blessings and only a few trips to the dentist!!