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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!!
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.
Very good recipe! First time Ive ever made homemade caramel and it was delish.
Chef Dee, I really enjoyed preparing Kati's Caramel Apples. The caramel is delightful, and is adaptable to so many uses. I actually made only two caramel apples! I reserved 1 cup of the sauce before it reached soft ball stage and put it in the bottom of a pan of cinnamon rolls...after 30 minutes of baking, it'd caramelized nicely for wonderful caramel cinnamon rolls. I also used about 1/4 cup with some powdered sugar and water for a caramel frosting. With fat free evaporated milk, this is a delicious, low fat, incredibly sweet and tempting recipe. I used 1 cup splenda in place of 1 cup of sugar, and I blended all the ingredients together with 1 T oatrim prior to heating (oatrim is hydrolyzed oat flour, and it's great for fat replacement). Thanks for sharing this fun and easy recipe.