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Caramel Apple Recipe Challenge 
Nov. 11, 2010 5:23 pm 
Updated: Feb. 6, 2011 8:30 pm
Wow my day isn't over yet and I put myself through another recipe challenge....Caramel Apples. Well, I see some recipes use a few tbsp's of water or tbsp's of what's the difference? Well, it's all about preference, really. I took 2 basic recipes.....Plain Caramel Apples (< )  & Caramel Apples (< ) and then was on a roll and worked in a third, Gourmet caramel Apples (< ). Anyway, 2 basic recipes, 1 with water and 1 with milk. The difference between the 2, really not much. However, 1 with water, had an added flavoring~~Vanilla. I liked both recipes.

Plain Caramel Apple Recipe (with water), was really good. I loved the touch of and simple.
Caramel Apples (with milk), was really good also. I did see a slight difference in texture and flavor, but because the Plain Caramel Apple Recipe had vanilla, I preferred it more, however, either recipe can replace the liquid with the other and/or add vanilla to this recipe as well.
But, then I went and made, Gourmet Caramel Apples...and this one had me bob the apples in boiling water briefly...which I had never heard or nor the less ever done. The one thing which was nice was doing the added step, the only difference I saw was my apples changed slightly in color. However, it all worked out about the same as the rest of the process went. I really loved decorating the apples. Totally fun. My daughter had her little girl friends over, just drewling as I was drizzling the chocolates over the top of the apples. I can see that, a dozen apples are now down to a few. So the end result was a lot of fun. And I had a bunch of kids standing in my shoebox kitchen hanging until I gave the all clear to their eating delight. Then ordered Pizza instead of making dinner....Happy Cooking y'all.
Plain Caramel Apples
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Plain Caramel Apples
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Caramel Apples
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Gourmet Caramel Apples
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Gourmet Caramel Apples
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Nov. 11, 2010 6:08 pm
Very beautiful, thanks for sharing the pics.
Nov. 11, 2010 7:20 pm
Holey Cow Mis7Up, do you know how much you can make with those babies? About 10 bucks a pop! They are beautiful! Good job and can not wait to see what else you cook up! Thanks and I wish I lived closer:)
Nov. 11, 2010 7:47 pm
Beautiful job, you should be proud!
Nov. 12, 2010 3:49 am
Those look awesome!!!!
Nov. 12, 2010 4:50 am
nice!!!!! did you save me one??? ;P
Nov. 12, 2010 5:26 am
Thanks for this blog! Your pictures and description are great. I just read recently that the reason you dip an apple in boiling water is to remove the wax that is put on them during shipping. If they were from a local farmer or your yard you can skip that step but if they were from a grocery store then it's better to get the wax off of them. I haven't tried it yet but you're blog makes me want to make caramel apples soon. Thanks!!
Nov. 12, 2010 6:31 am
Thanks all....I'm sad now ;-( I have no more apples.. I guess I'll have to make some more. I handed the last 3 to the little girls across the street, and they went running home to save them for this afternoon. I always try to do something nice for them. And in Feb. They are moving... ;-( my kids are going to be soo sad. Any way. Thanks Luvs2Bake, didn't think about that. I guess now, I should do that when making recipes that have apples in them.
Nov. 12, 2010 7:10 am
oh man do those look good!
Nov. 12, 2010 7:29 am
I asked before Halloween, when I had a pile of apples if anyone wanted caramel apples-no one responded. Yesterday while I was away from home, my guys added a pile of caramel recipes to my recipes box as a subtle hint they want caramel somthing. Last night, they ask for apples, I come onto AR and see all these caramel recipes in my box that I did not add-guess I'll be buying some apples and unwrapping some caramels. Yours look great and fancy, mine will be a tad bit less picture worthy:)
Nov. 12, 2010 7:39 am
Oh NO, gramma.....well, I wished you could have sent them my way. :-)
Nov. 12, 2010 1:18 pm
These apples look great! You always have beautiful pictures!
Nov. 12, 2010 3:56 pm
I love caramel apples but have only made them once. Yours look fantastic!
Nov. 13, 2010 4:54 pm
beautiful caramel apples! I made a ton of those for christmas gifts last year, and people went crazy over them ;) Love all your other photos too btw...
Dec. 26, 2010 2:33 pm
Those apples look delicious! Yum :)
Jan. 17, 2011 7:12 pm
Amazing job,Mis7up!!! Those apples look fantastic...I doubt i could make mine look anything as close to yours. Great job!
Jan. 17, 2011 8:02 pm
thank y'all, it was fun to make.
Jan. 17, 2011 8:04 pm
Wow, they are all sooooo beautiful. You dip the apples into boiling water to melt the wax coating otherwise the caramel may slide off. Save one of those for me!
Feb. 6, 2011 8:00 pm
wow those are sooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb. 6, 2011 8:30 pm
thank y'all.
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