Monday, November 29, 2010

caramel apples (and raspberries)

caramel apples
Well.. I made these a month ago and then the pictures got lost into the unorganized mess that is my pictures folder. But since caramel apples are one of my favorite things in the world, I thought it was still worth a share. Roll them in crushed peppermint and its perfectly festive for christmas.

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Caramel apples
makes 4

1 cups granulated sugar
1 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a heavy sauce pan over medium heat combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/2 cup of the heavy cream. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil. This will take some time.

Once the mixture boils add the remaining 1/2 cup of cream in a slow trickle so that you do not cool your caramel mixture and it continues to boil uninterrupted.

Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to boil for 5-6 minutes without stirring.


Add butter one tablespoon at a time, stirring after each melts. Clip on your candy thermometer and allow to boil over medium-low heat until the mixture just hits 250°F (Firm Ball stage) stirring occasionally. This should take about 30-40 minutes, if your temperature is climbing too quickly you might need to reduce heat all the way to low. By the same token, if you're not hitting 250°F by 40 minutes you might want to increase the heat a bit.

While waiting, clean apples and insert sticks.

Once you've hit the right temperature, quickly remove from heat. Stir in the teaspoon of vanilla and dip the apples into the caramel. Place on parchment paper to cool.

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I got a little carried away and started dunking raspberries in the left over caramel. It was out of this world good! I strongly recommend.
caramel raspberries
caramel apples

10 comments:

  1. oh... wow this looks good. we need to immediately bond over the similarity of our names and then be bff's. i'm sure you have loads of plans in life but if it ever backfires i think this one i just mentioned is surefire.

    love your blog! :0)

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  2. Yum! Those apples look delish! Love that you dipped the raspberries too! Caramel dipped raspberries...why hasn't anyone done this before? :)

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  3. Those raspberries have blown my mind. Amazing!!

    Katie xox

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  4. They look so good! Makes me wonder what other fruit could be dipped into caramel..

    :)

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  5. These look so good! I really can't wait to try making them!

    Calla

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  6. Caramel raspberries sound divine. You could put them on toothpicks for them to look like a miniature version of caramel apples!

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  7. Stunning photos + delicious food.
      
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  8. The Carmel rasberries are so cute...honestly the look like little acorns.

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  9. I want have to know more and more, on your blog just interesting and useful information.

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  10. I tried this and it was AMAZING! My husbands favorite carmel so far!

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