Monday, October 27, 2008

Caramel Apples

Apple of choice - Granny Smith is a good tart one.
Toppings of choice - ie. white chocolate with cinnamon and sugar, heath bits, nuts, etc.

Caramel: Grandma Carver's recipe
2 cups sugar
Pinch of salt
2 cups light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter - sliced in bits
1 2/3 cup canned milk
1 tsp vanilla or 2 Tbsp rum flavoring
Boil together in a pot sugar, salt, and corn syrup, stirring, until it reaches 238 degrees. Add butter and milk gradually so that mixture doesn't stop boiling at any time. Cook to soft ball stage. Stir constantly because mixture sticks easily. Add flavoring. Dip apples and top with favorite toppings or just leave plain. Delicious! (This is a great recipe for caramel corn too.)