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Sweet Spiced Caramel Apples Recipe

Sweet Spiced Caramel Apples Recipe

“I love caramel apples and this is my favorite variation. It also makes a delicious gift for loved ones all year 'round. My family says it's fabulous!” —Anna Ogden, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour + standing YIELD:10 servings


  • 10 medium tart apples
  • 10 Popsicle sticks
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-3/4 cups white baking chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening


  • 1. Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Insert Popsicle sticks into the bottoms of apples. Place on a buttered baking sheet; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cream, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage), about 50 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Dip apples into the hot caramel to completely coat. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In a microwave, melt white chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip one caramel apple into the warm white chip mixture and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 874 calories, 42g fat (25g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 125g carbohydrate (103g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"This is the BEST recipe ever! I actually drizzle white chocolate on instead of dipping in though. Looks much cooler. Sometimes I sprinkle decorations on them as well for Halloween. But this is a must for all Halloween parties! The caramel is not to sticky either."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"These apples remind me of the ones that can be purchased at high-end candy shops... but they cost a lot less! I use my apple corer/slicer to serve."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"love caramel apples but don't think I can afford over 800 calories for 1 treat....sorry"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"I love caramel apples especially these. the cote of bakng chips make it so good"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"love this recipe i rate it 5 stars"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Love this recipe it is the best ever. for me i thimk id rate it 4 stars"

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