Monday, October 24, 2011

Mini-Caramel Apples

Picture courtesy of Sunset Magazine

I'm checking things off my list of intentions for the Fall!

We ventured to a pumpkin patch to get a pumpkin for all six of us (Matt, Henry, Hoss, and our two chickens, Clem and Hop-Sing). Henry had a grand ol' time eating grass.

I also made some caramel apples for a potluck with friends. I found a recipe in Sunset Magazine for mini-caramel apples. So cute!

I tried to follow this easier recipe, and the whole thing was pretty much a failure. The caramel slid right off. After rereading the Sunset recipe, I'm wondering if it's because I turned the mini-apple balls upside-down, so that they were sitting on the skin (they looked more like mini-apples that way). Because I positioned them that way, the caramel didn't have any skin to adhere to.

Maybe? Maybe?

Regardless, it was very fun collecting sticks in the backyard with Henry and Hoss. I loved the ingenious (and inexpensive!) idea. And, in general, I find that food pretty much tastes the same no matter how messed up it looks.

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Anonymous said...

We made caramel apples (and candy apples!) for our wedding and had a caramel-sliding-off disaster during trial runs. My research found it was the wax on store bought apples that was the culprit. Perhaps that's what happened with your's if you used store bought (vs. farm stand ones). To fix it, you just dip the apples in boiling water for about 5 seconds to remove all the wax prior to dipping in the caramel.

Raquel.Somatra said...

I love caramel apples. I'd always beg someone to bring me one from the fall festivals back home... Thanks for the head's up on what could happen upon making them at home. I'll remember this! (And I'm remembering that I have all the ingredients for caramel on hand...)

skippysays said...

These look adorable! My father-in-law loves caramel apples so I'll have to try making these for him :)

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