Couture Caramel Apples

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Toppings:
  • Chopped pecans
  • Toasted coconut
  • Ginger snap crumbs
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Special equipment: 6 chopsticks
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Put the sugar in a saucepan and add the corn syrup and salt. Give it a nice stir. Put on the stove over medium-high heat. The sugar will dissolve, get nice and clear, and then start bubbling and turn a golden brown.

  • Meanwhile, poke a chopstick through the center of each apple.

  • Once the caramel is nice and brown, stir in the butter. Turn off the heat. Add the cream, but be really careful because it releases a lot of steam. (I wear an oven mitt to stir.) Then add the vanilla and mix in. Have a bowl of ice and water, and put a metal bowl on top. Scrape the caramel into the metal bowl. Let the caramel cool a bit in the ice bath.

  • Dip the apple in the bowl, coating with the caramel. Use a rubber spatula to help the process, if needed. Then dip the coated apples into the toppings of your choice, place on a plate and let harden up a bit.


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