Caramel Apples – A Halloween Tradition Made Easy

Does the thought of rushing through a crowded store to track down all the necessary supplies stop you from making festive holiday treats?

For this Halloween, why not try Caramel Apples? It is a simple and easy way to create Halloween memories with any of your family or friends. Simply take jumbo-sized Granny Smith apples, sturdy sticks, rich caramels to create a delectably sticky caramel coating, and your favorite assortment of festive candy toppings, nuts, and/or sprinkles, to make a truly gourmet holiday treat.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Apples (any very crisp variety such as Honeycrisp or Granny Smith, etc.)
  • Caramel apple sticks or other baking dowel rods
  • 1 Package of chewy caramels (14 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • Toppings- (M&M pieces, crushed Oreos, crushed Butterfinger, crushed almonds, crushed peanuts, or your other favorite combos)

DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare selection of toppings in separate small bowls and set aside.
  • Prepare baking Rinse and thoroughly dry apples with a paper towel.  Insert a stick.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with a parchment paper liner and nonstick cooking spray over the parchment.
  • Stirring frequently, heat unwrapped caramels and heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until caramels are fully melted and smooth.
  • As soon as the caramel is smooth, tip the saucepan slightly and dip apple, rotating until surface completely covered.
  • Dip caramel apple in preferred toppings (or just leave it au natural) and place upright on parchment-lined sheet. OPTIONAL:  After placing on sheet, drizzle with melted chocolate or add sea salt.
  • Let apples stand, at least 10 min.   Apples can be refrigerated up to a week.  If consuming after refrigeration, let set at room temperature for 15 min. prior to eating to soften.    OPTIONAL:  Make them into gifts!  Let caramel set in refrigerator for 15 minutes then wrap in plastic.
  • ENJOY!

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In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.

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