Updated: Mar 8, 2019
Nothing brings out the flavors of Autumn like good, old-fashioned caramel apples - with a twist.
Classic caramel apples are a must when it comes to fall treats! Always perfect for anything from Monday night football parties to Halloween bashes, caramel apples are already perfect on their own. But, in case you're looking to mix them up a bit, look no further! This Martha Stewart recipe is a #SalemandBinxfavorite.
"Evoke an enchanted forest by covering a footed cake stand in dark, gleaming apples with slender twig handles."
20 lady apples or 10 medium apples
3 cups sugar
1 cup heavy cream, room temperature
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup light corn syrup
3 ounces best-quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1. Insert a 5-inch-long nontoxic twig or wooden dowel into the top of each apple. Prepare an ice-water bath. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until dark golden (about 12 minutes after mixture comes to a boil). Slowly pour in heavy cream in a steady stream, stirring vigorously to combine. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until completely melted.
3. Briefly plunge saucepan into the ice-water bath to stop the cooking. Dip one apple at a time into the caramel, and use a spoon to coat the top and sides. Transfer to prepared baking sheet until set.
*You will need 5-inch-long nontoxic twigs or wooden dowels for dipping the apples.