Carnival Caramel Apples
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
Great tips in the reviews! LOVE this recipe.
Great recipe and so tasty! I used this recipe to make a caramel dip for apples to serve at a concession stand that I was in charge of. We had many compliments on how tasty it was. I didn't boil it to firm ball as I wanted it to remain soft for dipping. I just kept it on low in a crock pot. We are making a larger batch for tonights game!
Awesomeness! The Carmel is nice and gooey, and has a slight vanilla twang to it! I made a full recipe, and covered a 3 lb bag of red delicious, about the size of a human fist each, 13 apples. I had enough left to do at least another 3 or 4 apples. I let it cool a bit on wax paper and just rolled snack bite balls. It's that yummy! You must stir constantly while boiling 10-12 minutes, and add milk slowly so temp don't drop! I scorched it a bit, so next time I'm trying a double boiler...but, mmmmmmmm!
Excellent recipe. I halved it and still covered eight small Spartan apples. So easy and so good.
Followed recipe exactly but cut in half and had enough for 6 small to medium apples. Tastes so yummy! We used a meat thermometer and stopped cooking at 222 and was a success!
Wow!! I followed the directions exactly and this was my first attempt with a candy therm. Holy cow! This was perfect. The consistency was perfect/thick/flavorful. I decorated with mini-chip/mini M&M's, crushed Oreo's and drizzled colored coating on them for Thanksgiving. So perfect! I think I might use this recipe to make actual caramels dipped in chocolate with sea salt.
Oh my goodness....this was such an easy thing to make :-) Soaked apples in white vinegar to remove residue as suggested to make the caramel stick. I followed the recipe to the letter and used my candy thermometer for the first time which worked well. All I have to say is wow...found another recipe off food network but was a complete failure. This one was the best I have found. I think it makes a difference using the sweetened condensed milk and brown sugar to make this. I did slice up the apples and poured caramel over them vs putting them on the stick which made it easy for people to eat. Very pleased with how they came out and I'm definitely saving this one! I am at a higher altitude (in CO) but I did not have to modify the cooking time.
I made this today as a trial run for a fall festival chutch fundraiser... the texture is sorta lumpy... what could I have done wrong? I followed the instructions or thought I did ;-)
The caramel tasted amazing and the apples look just so beautiful, but I think I lost a filling biting into them, I must have done something wrong:( any suggestions, or is this how they are suppossed to be? super fun making them though, used a candy thermometer and all seemed perfect just texture not right.
Have used this recipe for years with no failure! LoveThis Time Of The Year!To Smithian. Making caramel is easy if you follow the directions. Plus, always wash apples with hot water to remove any wax they may have on them from processing. If not, thecarmels won't stick right! Just a note. Good Luck! Give it another try! Patience-Youll get it!