Old-Fashioned Caramel Apples (From About 1964)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Wildflour

This is how my mom always made them! Enjoy!

Top Review by Crazy2day

These were good. I especially liked the way dipping them in the ice water "set" the caramel and they didn't leave more on the paper than the apple. Didn't have exactly the flavor I was looking for, but if you aren't picky they are great. Tip: make sure your candy thermometer is calibrated to where you live. This scorches easily.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugars, syrup and milk in heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook to 230º-234º, stirring constantly, over medium heat.
  3. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.
  4. Dip skewered apples, one at a time, twirling to coat smoothly.
  5. Immerse immediately into a bowl of ice water, lift out, let water drain off, place on waxed paper to set.
  6. Reheat caramel over hot water if needed while dipping.

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