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Oct 17, 2011 03:23 PM

How PERFECT is this for Halloween!?

Haven't tried it yet but I mean to this weekend.

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  1. Ooh, no, can't agree on this one rainey. I love the traditional look of dipped apples. (The little "stand" at the bottom that holds them at a jaunty haunty tilt.)

    It looks a tricky job to hollow out an apple, and the caramel would have to be *just right*, soft enough to chew, firm enough to stay wedge-shaped in the apple slice. I know I couldn't get that right -- at least not before the doorbell started ringing Oct. 31.

    But mostly, when I eat a caramel apple I rely on the underlying actual *apple* to get the candy off my teeth! :)

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    1. re: blue room

      Well, maybe these will be more interesting to you. Nicole's recipes are always so good!

      That's where the whole process started for me. But I'm looking for the smaller-portion/higher-ratio-of-caramel-to-fruit thing myself. ;>

      1. re: blue room

        Here's another adorable idea for someone who's doing something Halloween themed.

        You could, of course, just do this with plain bread dough as well.

      2. I like the looks of these. I wouldn't scrape away quite so much apple myself.
        We're having a belated Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon at work this week. I'm wondering if I turned the caramel into a dulce de leche, do you think I could get away with bringing these?

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        1. re: hippiechickinsing

          I agree about not scraping away as much fruit. But whatever gets removed will still be used up in applesauce.

        2. Love it! Let us know how it goes, please.


          1. This looks great, but I think I would like a little more apple than the poster left.

            1. Smart! This would take care of all the reasons I don't eat/make caramel apples:

              1) dipping and making the caramel stick can be tricky
              2) I can't get my mouth around it to get a good bite
              3) a whole apple is too big
              4) you don't end up w/ apple and no caramel

              It occurred to me that you could do the same w/ peanut butter filling, too, like the center of a buckeye. I'd also leave more apple and just barely core it.