caramel-apples

Caramel Apples

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Prep Time:
20 min

Cook Time:
15 Min

Servings:
12 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

Prep Time:
20 min

Cook Time:
15 Min

Servings:
12 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 C. heavy cream
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1/4 C. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 C. dark corn syrup
  • 12 medium McIntosh apples
  • 12 food-safe wooden craft sticks

TOPPINGS (OPTIONAL)

  • Chocolate covered toffee bits, crushed macadamia nuts, crushed peanuts, seasonal sprinkles, tinted coconut, chopped candy corn

DIRECTIONS

  1. LINE a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Fill about half of a large bowl with ice water.
  2. COMBINE cream, sugar, shortening and corn syrup in heavy-bottomed saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue cooking until temperature registers 245°F on a candy thermometer, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. REMOVE from heat; briefly plunge saucepan into ice water to stop caramel from cooking. Remove from ice water; let mixture cool for a few minutes.
  4. INSERT a craft stick into the stem end of each apple. Dip 1 apple into the caramel; coat the top and sides with caramel using a spoon. Transfer to prepared baking sheet to cool. Add toppings, if desired, or garnish as desired. Repeat with remaining apples.
  5. Use 5-inch craft sticks, 1⁄4-inch in diameter. Serve in seasonal cupcake liners, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving size
(1 caramel apple)

  • Calories 440
  • Calories from Fat170g
  • Total Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 40mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 70g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 56g
  • Protein 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet