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How PERFECT is this for Halloween!?

http://domesticfits.blog.com/2011/10/...

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. http://bakingbites.com/2011/10/classi... 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. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

        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.

          ~TDQ

          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.