Caramel Apples

  • Preparation 10 MIN
    Cooking 25 MIN
    Chilling 1 H
  • Makes 8 to 10 apples



  1. In a saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup and water to a boil. Cook without stirring until caramel becomes an amber color. Remove from the heat and gradually add cream. Beware of splattering. Add butter and vanilla. Bring to a boil and cook until the thermometer reads 123 °C (254 °F). Let cool for 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, insert sticks in the centre of the apples. Spread pecans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Dip apples in caramel. Remove excess caramel at the base of each apple with a spatula. Place apples on pecans. Let set at room temperature or in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.


We used 19-cm (7 ½-inch) wooden chopsticks, but you could also prepare this recipe using popsicle sticks.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1/10 of the recipe

Content % Daily Value
Calories 575  
Total Fat 31 g  
Saturated Fat 10 g  
Sodium (salt) 25 mg  
Carbohydrates 79 g  
Fibre 5 g  
Protein 3 g