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DIY Caramel Apples
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  • CourseDessert
  • CuisineThanksgiving, Vegetarian
Servings
8-12 people
Servings
8-12 people
Ingredients
  • 8-12 small apples (refrigerated until cold)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8-12 popsicle sticks or wooden skewers
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts, shelled and chopped (optional)
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Instructions
  1. Pierce top of apples with popsicle sticks or wooden skewers and place in refrigerator.
  2. Meanwhile, combine water, sugar and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir well with a fork until sugar is fully dissolved and syrup comes to a boil, roughly 4-5 minutes.
  3. Simmer syrup for another 9-10 minutes until it becomes golden in color. Do not stir syrup during this time. Add heavy cream, then reduce heat to medium-low, stirring constantly with a small, heat-resistant spatula until caramel reaches 250 degrees Fahrenheit on a digital thermometer, roughly 7 minutes. Transfer to a small heat-resistant bowl and let cool.
  4. Remove apples from fridge and dip in warm caramel syrup. Coat each evenly, letting excess caramel drip off into bowl.
  5. If desired, add chopped peanuts to a separate small bowl. While still warm, roll dipped caramel apples in peanuts.
  6. Place caramel apples on parchment-lined baking sheet or cutting board and let sit for 10 minutes to set and cool prior to serving.
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