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Homemade Caramel Apples

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How easy is this?! Trust me… this is WAY better than those pre-packaged nasty “caramels” that you can buy. Nothing says love and fall like a delicious caramel apple. Oh, and did I mention this caramel sauce is phenomenal on just ice cream… just saying!
Ingredients
  Apples 6
For caramel sauce
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Put the popsicle stick in the apples.
2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray generously with cooking spray, set aside.

MAKING
3. In a saucepan over medium heat, put sugar and stir constantly for about 6-9 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved or until thermometer reads 235 F.
4. Turn off the heat and carefully stream in heavy cream, as it will bubble a bit, stir until bubbles have gone.
5. Add in vanilla to the caramel sauce.
6. Put the heat on to medium low and cook for another 5 minutes stirring constantly.
7. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for about 3 -4 minutes.

FINALIZING
8. Dip the apple in the caramel sauce or spoon the sauce all over the apple to coat well, sprinkle with chopped nuts if using and place on the baking sheet.
9. Allow the caramel to cool and set.

SERVING
10. Serve with remaining caramel sauce and a scoop of ice cream if desired.

Things You Will Need
Wooden popsicle sticks

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Dish: 
Coating, Candy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Fall
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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