After reading all of Martha's caramel apples recipes I decided to go for this one. I didn't have any problems making the caramel, it came out perfectly but it took a pretty long time till the temperature reached 240. Make sure to stir the caramel frequently during the entire process when it starts boiling. Now for the tatse. It's been a very long time since I last had a caramel apple. I might have forgotten how it tasted but I didn't enjoy the taste of this recipe and I wouldn't do it again.