Monday, August 31, 2015

Homemade Caramel Apples

I guess I should have waited for cooler weather to make these treats.  I fought the melting caramel battle and ended up refrigerating them to firm them up. I was cooking for a friend and made these for her kids.
This recipe made 6.  Wash and dry your apples, set aside and push a stick into the core.  I think if you refrigerate these the caramel will adhere better.  I hope I remember that next time.  In a heavy pot, mix 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 cup of light corn syrup, 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk and 2 cups of white sugar.  Cook this over ed/high heat until it comes to the soft ball stage, stirring occasionally.  Remove it from the heat and stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.  Let this sit for a few minutes.
Sit them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

I drizzled some melted chocolate over them. 

My friend's husband loves eggplant parmesan.  I picked up some eggplant at an Amish market over the weekend and made him some.
I don't like eggplant parm when it is soaked in tomato sauce.  I like to keep it crisp and add jut a bit of sauce.  So, I fry the eggplant until it is very crisp and drain it on paper towels.
I usually serve it on top of cacio e pepe with a drizzling of spaghetti sauce on it.  I top each slice with provolone cheese and a slice of fresh mozzarella and add a dollop of pesto.  You can find the step by step here:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2011/07/eggplant-parmigiano-and-cacio-e-pepe.html

5 comments:

Guillaume said...

Gosh I'd love to try these caramel apples! I don't like toffee apples usually, but I discovered at my parents' place two years ago some delicious ones. It all depends of the quality of the ingredients, the quality of the apples and the tender and loving care of the chef doing the recipe.

sandra said...

Enjoying ALL your posts lately, just havent got a comment in,ugh. Keep up the fall, halloweenie decor and treats. I love it!!

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Too long since I had caramel apples! Must make some later on when it is a bit colder outside. Yours look delicious!

I'm not an egg plant fan but I'll try to fry them crispy like You do, who knows I might become a fan after that :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.

Jeannine520 said...

That sounds like the caramel recipe I used two years ago. I made ~300 of them to give out to trick or treaters. I made them the day before Halloween and I kept them unwrapped so they could just be picked up and eaten. Uh.. did you ever think of how to store 300 unwrapped caramel apples so they stay cool and not stick together? Neither did I. It was my worst Halloween food decision yet. It wasn't a complete disaster as the kids loved them and our personal battles weren't obvious to them but for us it was a struggle. I haven't made caramel apples since. Yours are sure making me want to make some!

Barb said...

I have such happy memories of caramel apples as a child. We bought them at a wonderful candy store called Dan's Candies! Maybe I'll try my own this Fall.