Caramel Apples

Caramel apples bring out the kid in everyone and make the perfect souvenir for an informal wedding.

  • Yield: Makes 10 to 12

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 to 12 small apples, stems removed
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • Round wooden skewers

Directions

  1. Heat sugar, cream, corn syrup, and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until butter has melted. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan, and continue to cook until mixture reaches 240 degrees. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Let cool for 5 minutes.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray. Insert a skewer into stem end of each apple. Dip apples in caramel, and place on sheet. Let stand until set, at least 1 hour. Apples can be stored airtight for up to 1 day.

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