Monday, July 12, 2010

caramel apples

the goods:

10 Granny Smith apples
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
chocolate, sprinkles, nuts, mini m&m's, chopped up oreos, or any desired toppings

Rough up apples with a fine grade of sand paper. Wash and insert stick. Place on a cookie sheet.

In a large, heavy pot, combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. After the butter is melted, stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Stirring constantly, cook until caramel reaches soft ball (230 degrees on a candy thermometer). Stir in vanilla. Let caramel sit for 3 to 5 minutes before dipping apples.

Dip apples into caramel. Let set up on cookie sheet.

After completely cooled, drizzle with chocolate and cover with toppings.

Refrigerate if needed.

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