Homemade Caramel Apples
Crisp apples coated in a thick layer of homemade caramel...what's not to love?! Every bite is sweet and full of flavor! It's the perfect treat for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just when you want a delicious Caramel Apple.
- 6 apples
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ⅔ cups corn syrup
- 2 ½ cups heavy cream
- ¼ cup salted butter
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
Wash and dry apples and insert sticks. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, cream, and butter.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
Continue to cook until mixture until it reaches 245 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla.
Working quickly, dip each apple into caramel, swirling to coat.
Set on a parchment paper-lined tray.
- The cook time of the caramel varies based on the size pot, amount of ingredients, and type of cooktop you are using. Be mindful and use a thermometer.
- Don't let the thermometer sit at the bottom of the pot when you are cooking.
- Use a bigger pot than you think you need! The caramel bubbles up very high when you're cooking.
- 245 degrees is firm ball stage.
- Make sure to store the caramel apples in refrigerator.
Serving: 1apple | Calories: 876kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 115g | Vitamin A: 1792IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg