Halloween Caramel Apples

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe comes from the very popular Company's Coming cookbook series.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash,dry and polish apples.
  2. Remove stems and insert wooden sticks.
  3. Remove blossoms.
  4. Put milk, syrup and sugar into heavy saucepan.
  5. Heat and stir to dissolve sugar.
  6. Boil, stirring continually, until thermometer reaches soft ball stage- 240 degrees, or until a bit dropped into ice water forms a soft ball that will flatten easily.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  9. Dip apples to coat, holding over saucepan to drain.
  10. Place saucepan over heat to thin as needed.
  11. Place apples stick side up, on greased pan or tray.
  12. Makes 8-10 caramel apples.
Most Helpful

Made this recipe back in the 80s (found it in a magazine Land 'O Lake butter ad) and I've been using it ever since. Taste is so much better than just melting candy caramels. I dip the bottoms in chopped salted peanuts and then place the apples in cupcake papers (the foil ones). Always a hit!!

syl1969 October 24, 2009

I used a 2 quart sauce pan and when the mixture started to boil it boiled over. I'll use at least a 3 quart next time. The mixture took a long time to get to 240 degrees! It did stay thin long enough to coat all 9 apples. I had enough for more apples but poured the rest on a piece of wax paper so I could have caramel instead. I had never made this type of recipe from scratch and the apples are delicious but it didn't work well for candy caramel. The apples were a hit with my three year old who body painted with the caramel apple. Thanks for sharing.

truckerboo October 25, 2008

Very good recipe! First time Ive ever made homemade caramel and it was delish.

Maineiac October 24, 2007