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Recipe of the Week: Caramel Apples

By Molly Cunha
Staff Writer

Perfect for the fall, these caramel apples are easy, fun, and of course, a delicious treat. You can add your favorite toppings, enjoy with friends, and savor the sweetness.

Photo Courtesy of Alexis Zaino

Prep Time: 30 minutes


2 cups sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Popsicle sticks
6 apples (fuji apples, if possible)

Insert popsicle sticks into the ends of the apples, and put them in the refrigerator. To make the caramel from scratch, melt butter in a large saucepan, then add sugar, corn syrup, and water. Occasionally stir over medium heat, for about 10 minutes until it boils and the sugar dissolves. Let it simmer for a little longer in the heat until it is a light gold color, swirling it in the pan, not stirring. Remove from the high heat, and then stir in the cream, vanilla, two tablespoons of unsalted butter and a pinch of salt, until it is smooth.

Let the caramel cool until thick. Dip the cold apples into the caramel, letting the excess drip off. Roll the apple in toppings, such as sprinkles. Then set to cool on a parchment-lined baking sheet, or waxed paper, that is greased or covered with cooking spray.

If you want more fun recipes for the fall, visit the Food Network for more options!

*Editor’s Note: This recipe was taken from the Food Network.


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