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October 27, 2009 in Crafts, Creativity, Recipes, Staff

CaramelApples October 27 is Caramel Apple Day and there is no better way to celebrate than with some yummy caramel apples. We've had the privilege of sampling Jackie's apples on a few occasions and we can attest to their deliciousness!

Jackie's Homemade
Caramel Apple Recipe

6-8 Small to medium clean, tart, apples (Apples from the store usually have a waxy finish that needs to be washed clean. Dry very well; caramel will not stick to a wet apple.)

Craft sticks for handles
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick (1/2 cup) butterCarmelMess
2 cups brown sugar
¼ cup Karo syrup

Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook on medium heat-- a too hot burner will scorch easily. Stir mixture constantly, scraping the bottom often. Do not walk away from the cooking caramel!! If you use a candy thermometer heat to 240 degrees or when tested in cold water to firm ball stage. When mixture hits the right temperature, add 1 tsp real vanilla stirring quickly.

Dip clean apples in caramel and place on parchment paper. The apples will not stick to parchment paper which is a very good thing. You will have a little caramel left in the bottom of the pan that you can not dip into so I drizzle this caramel over the already carameled apples for a little extra goodness.

Enjoy!!

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In the list of ingredients, I think you might have meant to say "sweetened condensed milk" or "evaporated milk"? I've never heard of "sweetened evaporated milk". Would you mind please clarifying which one we should purchase? Thanks!

Posted by: Julieanne | Oct 28, 2009 7:04:47 AM

Is a cube of butter equivalent to a pound or a quarter pound stick?

Posted by: Vicki Varner | Oct 28, 2009 7:10:43 AM

By "a cube of butter", do you mean "a stick" (1/2 cup) as opposed to a pound block (2 cups)? Thanks.

Posted by: Jenny | Oct 28, 2009 7:12:36 AM

I have the same questions posted by Julieanne and Jenny .
Thank you for your attention .
Maria Tereza Fialho

Posted by: maria tereza fialho | Oct 30, 2009 1:45:40 PM

Sorry - I just saw all your questions - it should be Sweetened Condensed Milk (not evaporated) and a cube of butter equals one stick or 1/2 cup. Hope I'm not too late!

Posted by: Debbie | Nov 11, 2009 12:15:48 PM

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