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ISO Caramel Apple Recipe

TerriL Oct 29, 2010 09:30 PM

Apologies if this has been discussed recently, but a search didn't turn anything up for me. Anyway, I'm looking for a caramel recipe to use with caramel apples (not interested in using pre-made caramel). TIA for you help.

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  1. iheartcooking Oct 29, 2010 09:45 PM

    Boil honey, cream, and a pinch of salt together.
    Here's a web site that illustrates it: http://www.ourbestbites.com/2010/10/h...

    Alternatively, my most popular "caramel apple" recipe is to cook a can of sweetened condensed milk submerged in water in my crock pot all day until it turns to dulce de leche. Serve with apple slices. It will be rapidly devoured.

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    1. re: iheartcooking
      TerriL Oct 29, 2010 09:57 PM

      Thanks. Have you made the honey caramel recipe? I usually use brown/white sugar for caramel, and was wondering how pronounced the honey flavor was.

      The dulce de leche is a good idea for another time -- tomorrow I'll be baking with little kids who've never done this before but have seen pictures of the apples on sticks.

      1. re: TerriL
        iheartcooking Oct 29, 2010 10:23 PM

        I've made this yes and I'd say I can tell it's made from honey but none of the rest of my family can...

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      1. bushwickgirl Oct 30, 2010 07:46 AM

        Chow is featuring a basic caramel apple recipe right now, look down at the bottom of this page, or check under the Recipes file.

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        1. re: bushwickgirl
          TerriL Oct 31, 2010 09:42 AM

          Thanks, I tried the Chow recipe yesterday and it was great. If anyone else uses the recipe, I recommend using 1.5t salt rather than the 2t called for. It was definitely salty enough with 1.5.

          1. re: TerriL
            bushwickgirl Oct 31, 2010 11:16 AM

            Did you use the kosher called for or table salt?

            1. re: bushwickgirl
              TerriL Nov 1, 2010 04:36 PM

              I used kosher (and I am a fan of salted caramel).

              1. re: TerriL
                bushwickgirl Nov 2, 2010 04:17 AM

                Ok, good to know. Thanks.

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          morwen Nov 3, 2010 09:50 AM

          This is a great tutorial on caramel apples:

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            bushwickgirl Nov 3, 2010 11:04 AM

            I've had caramel apples at The Big E. Good memories.

            I remember the one time my mom made them, back before parchment paper or Silpats were the thing for home cooks, in the 60's. She plopped the dipped apples onto unbuttered waxed paper, and they just did not come off, not without waxed paper firmly attached to the bottoms of the apples. She was a bit taken aback. Haha. So we ate around the paper...

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