Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Gourmet Caramel Apples

I had an idea to use up the apples from my Farmhouse tablescape by making caramel apples.  I have made them once before years ago for the older boys when they were little.  I thought I would try the gourmet caramel apples this time with a few more toppings and some chocolate, it looks easy enough.
Here is how I did it.

Gourmet Caramel Apples
5 medium apples washed and dried, stems removed
1-14 oz. package of Kraft Caramels
2 tbsp. of water
1 package of chocolate chips
various sprinkles or toppings
  1. Insert wooden sticks into top of apples and place on plate that has been greased
  2. Place caramels and water into medium saucepan and cook on medium-low heat until all the caramels are completely melted, stirring constantly.
  3. Dip apples into caramel and spoon over apple if necessary to cover as desired.  
  4. Let that set on the greased plate for an hour in refrigerator.
  5. When apples have set, melt chocolate chips in a microwave proof bowl in the microwave.  Stir as needed and check for proper melting.
  6. When chocolate is melted and will drizzle, spoon over the apples as desired.  
  7. Right away apply sprinkles, chocolate chips, or other desired toppings.
  8. Place on a greased plate.  Refrigerate an hour until serving.
  9. Let stand at room temp. for 15 minutes before serving.  
  10. Store leftover apples in the refrigerator.
Serves 5
I will link this to: 
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties


Barbara F. said...

My all time favorite treat for fall. Love them. Yours look so pretty and festive. xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, those look good and beautiful shot.

Cranberry Morning said...

IMHO, chocolate chips make everything taste better! Those look delicious1

Unknown said...

Mmm.....my carrot stick snack isn't looking nearly as good now.... Apple picking this weekend some for applesauce (healthy!) and some for dipping in candy (MMM....)

Sylvia said...

Looks yummy, I love them. Thanks for the recipe.

Leslie said...

Your caramel apples look delicous, Sherry! My mom made some of those last year for the annual bonfire we have in the fall! They were a big hit. The picutres of your home decorated for fall are just lovely!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oooh, these are cute! They were one of my favorite fall treats as a child.



Micupoftea said...

Oh, yum! So inviting :)
Thx for sharing the directions ~

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh man I want one of these right now. I love caramel apples.

Unknown said...

Oh I need to make some, these look divine! :D


Heaven's Walk said...

These are my all time fav dessert in the fall, Sherry! You wouldn't want to see how many of them I dump in my grocery cart each week. lol! Now I can make my own! :)

xoxo laurie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow those look fabulous! I've never made them before- looks doable!

Anonymous said...

Mmm...I love caramel and chocolate! I'll have to make some w/my grandkids!

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Sherry, The caramel apples look so tasty. I know my young nieces and nephews will love these. I have loved reading your blog and have become a follower. Have a wonderful day. Best Wishes Daphne

Eileen said...

These look delicious!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I could all of them LOL I am on another kick to stop eating so much and I crave sweets of course
I love carmel apples or just buy a tub of carmel and dip apples in it or do like I did and dip a soup full of carmel and eat it LOL thats why I am cutting back , oh well, say la vee

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Beautiful apples! And much less expensive than the gourmet versions (and they're probably a lot better too!). Have a great weekend.

Nina said...

These apples look lovely and must taste so delicious! I have never tried to make them myself - Thank you for the recipe :-)

Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

These look so delicious! I love that you mixed up the toppings.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thank you for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Can't wait to make them this fall!