How to make homemade Caramel Apples! The decadent caramel against the slightly tart, crunchy apple is so much fun to enjoy in the fall. This easy Caramel Apples recipe uses a scratch-made caramel that sets perfectly, without being sickly sweet or annoyingly sticky. Add chocolate, nuts, sprinkles, crushed Oreos, or any other toppings you desire!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Over high heat, bring a large pot of water to a boil (the water should be high enough in the pot to submerge an apple). As the water heats, remove the apple stems from each apple (if you’d prefer) and insert a popsicle stick about 3/4 down into each apple. Once the water has come to a boil, turn off the heat. Submerge each apple for 15-20 seconds while holding onto the popsicle stick. This won’t cook the apples at all, but will remove any wax on the apples and help the caramel adhere to the apples. Place the apples on the baking sheet.
Once they're just warm to the touch, thoroughly dry the apples with a paper towel. Store in the fridge until the caramel is ready for dipping.
Once the mixture has come to a boil, attach a candy thermometer to the pan, making sure it’s not touching the bottom of the pan. Let the mixture simmer without stirring until the syrup has become dark brown in color and the temperature is about 315°F (8-10 minutes).
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