I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Caramel Apples

Fall time just screams caramel apples to me.  If you have never had a caramel apple made with homemade caramel sauce, you need to try it.   So good.   Using a fresh Michigan grown apple even will make it better.

(serves 8)

*8 medium apples of your choice (I use macintosh)
*1 cup butter
*2 cups light brown sugar, packed
*1 cup light corn syrup
*1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
*1 tablespoon pur vanilla extract
*8 popsicle sticks

~Bring a medium bowl of very hot water (not boiling)
~Remove stems from apples.
~Dip apples into water for 10 seconds (removed any wax).
~Dry apples.
~Insert popsicle sticks into apple.
~Grease a sheet of parchment or wax paper.
~In a large heavy sauce pan, mix butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk together.
~Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
~Once the butter is melted, insert candy thermometer.
~Turn heat down to medium heat.
~Bring mixture to a boil, again stirring constantly.
~Cook until mixture reaches 245 degrees.
~Remove from heat and continue to stir for 2 minutes.
~Stir in vanilla.
~Dip apples into caramel mixture.
~Allow the excess caramel to drip off.
~Place on to buttered parchment or wax paper.
~Allow to set for 3 hours.

~After dipping apples, roll into chopped nuts, cocoanut, chocolate chips, mini m&m's or anything you would like.  Let sit for 3 hours.

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