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Caramel Apples Recipe

Author Jen


  • 6 Apples
  • 3/4 cup Chopped Peanuts optional
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Heat water in a pot until hot (but not boiling).
  • Add 1 tsp of vinegar.
  • Insert a stick into the stem end of each apple.
  • Dip apples in water and swirl to melt and remove any wax.
  • Wipe with towel to dry and remove any remaining wax.
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  • In a pan, add 3/4 cup cream, corn syrup, butter and sugar.
  • Cook to 245 (firm ball stage).
  • Remove from heat and carefully stir in the remaining cream and the vanilla. Be careful as it is very hot and it may splatter.
  • Dip and twirl the apples in the caramel to coat. Let any excess drip off.
  • You can optionally roll the dipped apple in the chopped nuts.
  • Place apples on prepared cookie sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes to set caramel.