Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Caramel Apples

Another Fall treat. Anyone remember the time I made hundreds of these for the Octoberfest at the Whiffle Tree? They were in boxes all over the house. This recipe is a good one . . . make your own caramel. It's worth it.

1/2 cup butter
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
Dash salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
10 tart apples, washed, dried

Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan. Add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (10 to 12 minutes). Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball or candy thermometer reaches 245°F (20 to 25 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Dip apples into caramel mixture and place onto buttered waxed paper.
Makes 10 apples.