Honey Caramel Apples Recipe
Honey Caramel Apples Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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When caramel apple season arrives, we roll apples in salted pecans and drizzle them with homemade fudge. For a different crunch factor, use honey-roasted peanuts. —Cori Cooper, Flagstaff, Arizona
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup honey
  • 6 wooden pop sticks
  • 6 medium green apples, chilled
  • Chopped honey-roasted peanuts, optional

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine whipping cream and honey over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thermometer reads 260°, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat; allow to thicken 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, insert a wooden pop stick into the core of each apple. Dip apples in caramel mixture, rolling to coat evenly. If desired, roll in honey-roasted peanuts. Place on waxed paper; refrigerate or store in a cool location until caramel is set, about 30 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Skip the sticks and cut apples into slices, then dip them into the warm caramel.
  • The caramel is a little thinner than you may be used to. If it starts to pool too much at the bottom of the apple, wait a few minutes for the caramel to cool a bit before dipping more. You can also scrape up extra caramel, reheat it and dip again.
  • Originally published as Honey Caramel Apples in Taste of Home September/October 2017

    Nutritional Facts

    1 caramel apple: 386 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 1 cup honey
    • 6 wooden pop sticks
    • 6 medium green apples, chilled
    • Chopped honey-roasted peanuts, optional
    1. In a large saucepan, combine whipping cream and honey over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thermometer reads 260°, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat; allow to thicken 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Meanwhile, insert a wooden pop stick into the core of each apple. Dip apples in caramel mixture, rolling to coat evenly. If desired, roll in honey-roasted peanuts. Place on waxed paper; refrigerate or store in a cool location until caramel is set, about 30 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Skip the sticks and cut apples into slices, then dip them into the warm caramel.
  • The caramel is a little thinner than you may be used to. If it starts to pool too much at the bottom of the apple, wait a few minutes for the caramel to cool a bit before dipping more. You can also scrape up extra caramel, reheat it and dip again.
  • Originally published as Honey Caramel Apples in Taste of Home September/October 2017

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