Old-Fashioned Caramel Apples (From About 1964)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is how my mom always made them! Enjoy!

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Crazy2day November 21, 2008

Thank you - thank you - thank you I have been searching for this recipe for years. my neighbor as a child made these for our brownie meetings.

L DJ January 27, 2007

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