Okay, I tried. I really did. I searched and searched for threads on caramel apples. I actually even hijacked one of Melvira's cupcake threads.
I just can't find the threads - I KNOW there MUST be a ton out there. I can master Google, but not searching here.
Hey JanH - if you are around do you want to list the caramel apple threads for us? Pretty please?
(It's so nice to be needed.)
Everything you ever wanted to know about dipped apples!
How to make caramel apples:
Gourmet & chocolate, caramel/chocolate apples:
Candy apples (not caramel):
Candy apple help:
(Recipe for caramel from sweetened condensed milk in 15 mins.)
(Recipe for caramel from sweetened condensed milk in 3-5 hours.)
(Recipes for Kraft style caramels and for a dipping caramel.)
Caramel fondue recipe:
(Uses purchased caramel and other ingredients.)
Homemade caramel help:
(With recommended recipe.)
Does (homemade) caramel require refrigeration:
(And other info, comments.)
Storing unopened boiled cans of sweetened condensed milk:
Purchasing caramel in bulk:
(Has recipe using bulk caramel.)
(Which apples are best to use.)
How soon can dipped apples be made:
Chocolate & caramel/chocolate covered apple storage & shelf life:
What I found...
How to make caramel apples videos:
(Hope these are good, I can't download videos because of my slowwwww dial-up ISP.)
Best and easiest caramel apples recipe:
Caramel (recipe) for apples:
(Uses Kraft caramel squares.)
Chocolate apple recipes:
Caramel, peanut & peanut butter apple recipes:
Candied apples recipe:
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That is some impressive searching!!
JanH, you are a true search ninja!! Thanks for so much great info!!!
Your links have inspired me to make caramel apples. So off to the store I go at quarter to 10 at night to get apples!!
I had to make 70 caramel apples this past weekend for wedding favours. It was my first time making them so I didn't know what to expect. I did some research on the internet and this is what I came up with. They did come out absolutely fabulous but they are a lot of work. This is the ingredients for 70 but if you divide it by 7, you'll come up with the quantity for 10!
70 apples (I used MacIntosh)
7 kg Kraft caramels
cookie or popsicle sticks
Toppings (candy sprinkles, nuts, toasted coconut, skor bits, choc, etc.)
Wash apples and dry thorough. Let chill in fridge for several hours or overnight.
Push stick through apple and brush hole with a little lemon juice to prevent browning in that spot.
Unwrap caramels (a very important tip is to unwrap them a day or two before you need them because this takes up the most time. I learned that the hard way!!!)
Get two large 2-cup measuring cups (one for dipping apples in and one for melting caramels). Fill one with caramels and add 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons water. Melt in microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring the mixture, and then heating again til caramels are dissolved.
Dip apple in caramel, twirl slowly to remove excess (you can even take excess off with a spoon on the bottom of apple), then dip in your favourite topping which is already laid on in a flat pan. Then place on parchment paper square (waxed paper apparently sticks to apple sometimes). Place in fridge to set.
This is a constant process of heating and reheating the caramel but if you have the caramels unwrapped (which I didn't
), then it goes quite quickly.
I used toasted coconut and candied sprinkles but the toasted coconut ones were absolutely out of this world! I then put them in cello bags (and surprise, surprise, they didn't stick to the cello!) and tied off with a ribbon.
Here's a picture! Good luck and have fun!