Gourmet Caramel Apples
Author: Jackie
Ingredients
  • 8 medium to large apples
  • 8 caramel apple sticks (I used some branches that I dried out in the oven for about an hour at 400 200 degrees).
Caramel Sauce
  • 2 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups melting chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons crisco or coconut oil
  • Toppings such as heath bar bits , m&m's, chopped pecans, etc
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly wash, dry, and refrigerate your apples.
  2. In a large heavy bottomed pan, combine brown sugar, whipping cream, corn syrup, butter, and salt.
  3. Cook on medium low, stirring occasionally, until your candy thermometer reaches 250 degrees.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  5. Let caramel cool for about 5 minutes before dipping.
  6. Pierce sticks into the tops of the apple.
  7. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Once caramel has cool slightly, carefully dip apples and coat entirely.
  9. Place on baking sheet until cool.
  10. Once cool, begin by melting the chocolate in a microwave safe dish with crisco or coconut oil for one minute.
  11. Stir and microwave in increments of 10 seconds stirring in between until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  12. Carefully dip each apple and immediately coat with topping.
  13. Allow apples to dry completely before packaging.