An easy recipe to make homemade caramel apples from scratch
Servings: 6 people
- 6 large apples
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
Wash and thoroughly dry the apples.
In a large saucepan over medium heat stir the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk until combined.
Bring to a boil stirring constantly and cook until a candy-thermometer read 245 degrees.
Remove from heat and stir-in vanilla extract.
Dip each apple into the hot caramel and immediately add toppings if desired.
Place on prepared baking sheet and allow to cool before serving.
- The caramel will take about 25 minutes to reach desired temperature. It is important to stir it constantly in order to prevent it from burning.
- Once the caramel reaches 245 degrees things will move very quickly so keep a close eye on things.
- Move quickly when dipping the apples. If the caramel is setting too quickly put the caramel back on low heat
- Have fun with your toppings! Try sprinkles, nuts, decorative sugar, chocolate drizzle, cookie crumbs, etc.
- Make sure the apples are free of wax/polish and thoroughly dry or the caramel will slip off.
Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1066IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg