Perfect Caramel Apples Recipe


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Have you ever made Homemade Caramel Apples?

I’m not talking about Caramel Apples made with those cute little candy squares that you buy in packages.

I’m talking about REAL honest-to-God Caramel Apples that you make from scratch from REAL HOMEMADE Caramel. This is the Perfect Caramel Apples Recipe.

You absolutely need a candy thermometer for this recipe. A lot of recipes will give you visual cues, but using a thermometer will guarantee that you’ll get it right the first time (yep, I learned the hard way).

If you’re wondering what kind of apples to buy, get what you like to eat out of hand. Honey Crisps are delicious but HUGE! Granny Smiths are tart, but balance out the sweetness of the caramel. Red Delicious are pretty bland, but tend to be uniform in shape.

Decorate the apples or leave them plain… they’ll be delicious no matter what you do!

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  5. Megan Walker

    I like the idea of making your own caramel at home! The thing I never liked about store-bought caramel apples is how sweet the caramel would be : ( It ruins the whole apple!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Hump Day Happenings!

  6. Sinea Pies

    This yummy post was one of the most viewed from last week’s party!!! Yipee! You will be featured next week — early bird opening is Tues 7pm EDT. See you there! ♥

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    1. Christina Post author

      Amen, Audrey. After the first time you make it, you kinda get the hang of it and it’s not so intimidating. And delicious… did I say delicious? Oh yes….

  8. Daisy

    Every time every day is perfect for something new in the kitchen…and better for my son..thanks for a Candy thermometer… my love cookie!!!


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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: