Recipe by Hill Family
This is an old school recipe for caramel apples.
Top Review by a_goddess
Was looking for a recipe that didn't use caramels to melt or whipping cream. This was delicious, smooth, easy and perfect for candy apples! I used the items I had: butter instead of margarine, white corn syrup instead Karo syrup. I made only enough for 4 apples, and cooked it on med for approx 10 min until it reached soft ball stage (take 1/2 tsp of caramel, drop it into a cup of cold water, then roll it in your fingers, it should form a soft ball). It was not gritty at all. Perhaps the last reviewer didn't cook it long enough? I would use this one again! Delicious, creamy and not too sweet, perfect!
- 1 cup margarine
- 2 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
- 1 dash salt
- 1 cup light Karo syrup
- 1 (15 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Add all ingredients (except vanilla) to a saucepan.
- Cook; stirring constantly on medium heat until the mixture reaches 235* (firm ball stage).
- Stir the vanilla into mixture after you take this off the heat.
- Roll apples in caramel mixture and set on wax paper to cool.
- Makes 2 ½ lbs caramels or about 20 small apples.