Hey guys today I wanted to share with you my caramel apple adventure. Today I thought it would be a fun idea to make caramel apples but, I thought it might be a bit boring to just warm up caramel and stick it on apples. So I decided to try two different methods of making caramel apples. One where I warmed up store bought caramel and another where I made my own. In the end there were a few bumps in the road but I finally got some super delicious looking caramel apples and some tips too share with you.
First Recipe(store bought caramel):
What you need:
1-2 bags of caramel candies
1/3 cup of cream
The first step is to melt the caramel candies on the stove. Make sure that you are always watching them as the sugar burns easily, I learned that the hard way. Once the caramel is melted pour in the cream and stir until it is totally mixed. After that take it off the stove and let it cool for a few minutes. If you don’t the caramel will just run off the apples. While the caramel is cooling you can take the stems off the apples and stick the popsicle sticks, then you can coat the apples in caramel. These ones were a little hard to put any extra toppings on because it was very runny. Once you have them the way you like put the apples in the fridge so that the caramel hardens then enjoy!
Second Recipe(homemade caramel):
What you need:
2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
A pinch of salt
Mix together the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium-high, stir until the mixture is clear. Then keep it on high and bring the temperature up to 320 degrees. Do not mix, swirl the pot instead. Once the mixture turns an amber colour remove from the heat. Then slowly whisk in the cream, butter, vanilla , and salt. Return the mixture to low heat until smooth then take off heat. Let the caramel cool until it is able to coat a spoon. Coat the apples in caramel and then add any toppings you like. I chose to coat some of the apples in toffee bits. Let cool then enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and try it out for yourself! We would love to know what your favourite out of the two was in the comments. Until next time, xoxo Vienna.