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Caramel Apples

caramel apples Dessert
Caramel Apples
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

Nothing beats the old-fashioned flavor of caramel apples when the caramel is made from scratch! MORE+ LESS-

July 10, 2018

Ingredients

6
medium apples
6
wooden skewers
1
cup sugar
1/2
cup light corn syrup
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles, chopped candy or chopped peanuts, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Wash apples and dry thoroughly. Insert a wooden skewer in stem end of each apple. Spray plate with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, corn syrup, milk and salt. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, to 230°F on candy thermometer or until a few drops of syrup dropped into cup of cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool slightly.
  • 3
    Quickly dip apples into caramel, swirling until completely covered. Dip bottoms in candy sprinkles. Place apples on plate until caramel is set.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
111g
37%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
94g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
7 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Is there a fall treat sweeter than a caramel apple? This old-fashioned Halloween treat has certainly not gone out of style. It still makes a perfect snack or a sweet party treat and not simply for reasons of nostalgia. Take one bite of a tart, firm apple coated in thick gooey caramel and studded with nuts or candies and see for yourself why we make this caramel apple recipe every fall. If you’ve never made caramel apples before, we’ve got tips to get you started. But it really is easy enough, so long as you’re ready to stir and have a thermometer handy. Plus you get a chance to expand your kitchen expertise, as this recipe calls for a scratch caramel sauce. Once mastered, we promise this sauce will come in handy. Maybe atop a warm caramel apple cake or another one of our apple recipes?

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