Caramel Apples

United States
September 19, 2011 2:54pm CST
There's a recipe in my BzzAgent kit for caramel apples using the Werther's caramels. It looks easy but I'd hate to clean out the pan of the residue from the caramels. Then you have the thought that my kids have been begging for caramel apples when we go to the orchard. However.... I have bought store bought apples and I think only one out of the 3 ate the whole thing! They like to just get the caramel and nuts off and leave the apple! So I guess unless I want to deal with more wasted apples I'm thinking my best bet is to just hang onto the recipe and let them eat some of the caramels. Save me some dishes! *LOL* Do you make caramel apples? Do you buy them?
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
19 Sep 11
I have only one time in my life made caramel apples, but I have bought them when the kids were younger. I don't care much for them myself, although I like both apples and caramel. I had a thought when reading your post, though. Why not slice the apples into quarters or even smaller and coat them with the caramel/nut recipe? That sounds good to me, even!
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• United States
19 Sep 11
That sounds like a good idea kind of like the McDonalds apple dippers? Though I don't know if once I melted down the caramels how soft they'd stay as I've never worked with it.
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
19 Sep 11
I don't know either, but you might want to try a little just to see and if it's not soft enough, add just a wee bit of water to it. Just a thought.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
19 Sep 11
you poor thing that is to funny. I used to melt my carmels but no longer do in a saucepan. I use a microwave. you have to do it only 30 seconds at a time as different microwaves are different temps. Then you can bring them out and stir and place in again. It will take a couple of minutes but you will find you can dip your apples. I also melt my chocolate this way. The secret is STIR. Even when you think nothing has melted you have to keep the temperature even as your chocolate or caramel is melting. Good Luck hope you give this a try. Otherwise, go to the store and get a little container of that caramel dipping sauce THAT is awesome, gooey and your apples will not start turning because you added sugar to the things. Ok now you got me wanting some! I am going to restrain! I am going to make oatmeal cookies tonight LOL Let me know how your melting turns out.
• United States
19 Sep 11
Yep the recipe is to use the micro so that certainly makes the process go a bit faster. How bout this I'll make some caramel apples, I'll send some your way, and you send over some oat meal cookies?
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
19 Sep 11
Sounds good I have a good caramel deep dish apple pie recipe too. Should we just combine everything?
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
30 Oct 11
Could you just get one of the disposable pans for making them? That way you wouldn't have to clean it out afterwards. Either that or put aluminum foil in the bottom of the pan. It sounds really good to make caramel apples. Have a great week!!!
• Pamplona, Spain
22 Sep 11
Hiya 3S, I love Caramel Apples but no one else likes them so I am doing a lot of Baked Apples now and they quite like that but not every Day either. Perhaps my favourite of all is Apple Pie but Baked Apples do come in as well second a very close second just the smell of them cooking makes me feel so hungry. Actually I am not cooking them at the moment but I can remember the smell of them and that is enough (grin). Love Apples all on their own too best health thing out yet one a Day keeps the Doctor away?
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
20 Sep 11
Did you get into that campaign, too? I got my 3 bags of caramels but I don't quite understand what they want me to do besides try the caramels. However, they are not soft but hard and I don't think my teeth can deal with them. I liked caramel apples as a child, too. The combination of crunchy apple and soft caramel with the nuts was great. The apple makes it even better! It's a great mix of textures and flavors.
@bagarad (12151)
• Paso Robles, California
20 Sep 11
I don't think I've ever eaten a caramel apple. When I was a child, Mom made the hard red candy apples. I did like them, but never made them. I find this kind of apple hard to eat on a stick. What I really like are the sliced apples cooked in red cinnamin candies melted down. Mom used to serve them on holidays. They are tasty and easy to eat.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Sep 11
I have never made them before and I rarely buy them. Caramel apples are too hard on my teeth and I remember when I bought them for my son when he was younger all he did was eat the caramel and the nuts off. I didn't get an invite to that campaign.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
20 Sep 11
Anytime we go to a fair or festival I wish I could eat a caramel apple. I loved them so much! Unfortunately, that's a delicacy I'll never be able to eat again, unless I cut it up first, which I suppose I could do. We are planning on visiting an apple orchard within the next few weeks, and I've been wondering what I should do with the apples since I'm not in much of a mood to bake pies or anything these days. I know caramel apples can be a bit of a pain, but that might be a fun activity to do with the kids, and a nice treat for them after a day of apple picking. Can you send me the recipe, since I haven't made caramel apples since I was a kid. I remember the hardest part being opening all the caramels and not eating them, LOL!
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
19 Sep 11
I don't really like caramel apples, because of the nuts on them. I do like candy apples, but I really like apples anyway, so if I were you, I would let them eat the caramels and save the apples for yourself.