Monday, October 11, 2010

Ooey Gooey Caramel Dipped Apples

How to Make Delicious Caramel Apples Tips

  • Use unwaxed apples, so that the caramel will adhere better
  • Keep the apples chilled until you are ready to begin making the caramel apples.
  • Always use caution when preparing the caramel apples. The caramel will be very hot when removing it from the stove
  • If you have no choice but to use wax-coated apples, quickly dip them in boiling water and then wipe away the wax coating

  • 4 Medium-Sized Green Apples(we had red at home)
  • 1 Package Caramel Candies or Beads (11 oz.)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Water
  • 4 Corn-on-the-Cob Sticks or Popsickle Sticks
  • (Optional) Toppings of Choice
Insert sticks. Place wax paper on top of small baking sheet and spray with unflavored cooking spray. Place apples on top and set aside.
Place caramel candies and water into a small saucepan or double boiler. Using medium heat melt candies while stirring. DO NOT leave stove unattended or you risk the caramel overheating and thickening.
Once caramel is completely melted and maintains a runny texture remove from heat.  Let cool for 10 minutes prior to dipping. Dip one apple at a time only about one-third the way up from the bottom. With either a big wooden spoon or any serving spoon, scoop some caramel on top of the apple completing one circle around the stick. Twirl the apple by the stick with both hands to allow caramel to flow down the sides. This will create an even smooth coating.
If you wish to add toppings now is the time to do so. Place the toppings in a small bowl. Dip bottom of the apple then take a handful of topping and douse over the sides and top until completely covered. Place on baking sheet and complete one apple at a time entirely before moving on to next apple.

Enjoy!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone,


Anonymous said...

Allowing your baby to sit on the table beside a HOT pot of caramel is a pretty stupid idea.
Glad you're not my mom.

Crystal said...

I wasn't going to publish the previous "Nasty" comment from annonymous but I wanted to reassure my followers that I did NOT jeopardize Pearl's safety in anyway whatsoever. If this reader would have read the entire post she would have noted that I recommend cooling the caramel for 10 minutes prior to dipping the apples.
So, yes Pearl is dancing on the table in my pictures as I stand 1/2 a foot away to snap a picture and I'm pretty sure she is not the only child in the universe to ever place her cute little toosh on a table while a responsible adult stood nearby. Also, the caramel was cooled prior to dipping the apples.
I'm glad I'm not your mom as well, because I would have to put you in a "Time Out" for inapropriate behaviour and bullying.

Jen B. said...

I love this idea. This recipe looks easy to do too. I love that Pearl wanted to help! Kids learn to cook and have fun in the kitchen.

I wondered if you could use the leftovers to make that yummy cream cheese and skor bit apple dip?

Crystal said...

What a great idea Jen B. The "Skor Bit Apple Dip" is one of my favorite dips to pig out on at potlucks and showers. Makes me want to make another pot of the ooey gooey goodness.
I think cooking with your kids is a wonderful bonding experience and a great teaching exercise. So much can be learned by experiementing in the kitchen with your kids.

Autn Margie said...

Anonymous really should think before posting..
Baby Pearl is having fun here and not in any danger at all... They look so yummy!! and great idea to use the leftovers for an apple dip - I LOVE that one.

Pete H said...

If anonymous is or was such a good mother herself she would not be so afraid to put a name behind what she is saying, but now we all realize she was not the best reader in her class (i.e. cooled pot) so maybe she has a hard time spelling her name as well??? Maybe it is best for everyone that she remain anonymous.