There’s nothing that beckons the dawn of fall like crisp yet rich caramel apples. The moment I see them hit the grocery store end caps I know that autumn is in full swing. If you’re an addict like me, try your hand at this simple recipe that will not only give you the freshest results – it allows you to use organic natural ingredients – so the only thing you’ll feel guilty about is hoarding them all for yourself!
Ingredients: 1 cup turbinado sugar, 1/2 cup organic heavy cream, 6 farmer’s market apples, 1/4 cup H2O, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 6 chop sticks, various toppingsÂ
Step 1) In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat until caramel begins to simmer. Whatever you do – DO NOT STIR! Let the goo simmer without interruption for 8 minutes until browned.
Step 2)Â Remove from heat and gently stir in cream and salt. Transfer to a bowl and let cool about 10 minutes.
Step 3) Meanwhile, press chopsticks into tops of apples and set up your various toppings on plates.
Step 4) Dip each apple into the cooled caramel and let sit for a couple of minutes until set. Then gingerly press into desired toppings and transfer to a serving dish.
Try this easy recipe using a variety of dipping ingredients, from the traditional peanuts or chocolate, to the daring like dried fig and pepper or lavender and white chocolate. The possibilities for how you customize your caramel apples are endless!
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