Halloween Caramel Apples

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef Dee

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

Top Review by syl1969

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!!

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.

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