Homemade Caramel…An In Season Recipe From Sweet Basil

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 wooden craft sticks
  • 6 small apples, any variety, stems removed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Insert sticks into tops of apples. Prepare an ice-water bath.

  2. Bring cream, sugar, corn syrup, and butter to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Clip a candy thermometer to pan, and continue to cook until mixture reaches 245 degrees, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir frequently, using a rubber spatula making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan. Important Note: Use a heavy, flat bottomed pan for caramel (or any candy.) Do not use non-stick.

  3. Place pan in ice-water bath to stop the cooking. Dip bottom of each apple in caramel. Using a spoon, coat apple halfway to three-quarters of the way up sides. Roll or sprinkle toppings. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes (or overnight).

Enjoy!

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Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart, and posted by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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