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Caramel Apples Recipe
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Exclusive recipe from our Gluten-Free Gourmet Desserts Cookbook collection (pages 216-217)
Gluten-Free Caramel Apples: Caramel apples are a classic treat that is certain to win favor among children as well as adults.
Caramel Apples — a delightful snack I associate with the town street-fair of my youth or perhaps the Halloween season. Why not make them any time of the year?
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4 Medium Apples 12 Ounces Caramel 2 Tablespoons Milk 2 Ounces Chopped Peanuts (optional) 4 Wooden Popsicle Sticks
Caramel apples should ideally be made when you plan to consume them shortly after. They are a bit difficult to store due to stickiness and size.
Choose an apple variety that fits your tastes — perhaps a tart and juicy variety or a crisp and sweet apple.
Peanuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Chocolate Chips, etc — I have seen all of these used to further enhance the caramel apple. Get creative.
- Wash apples. Dry. Remove stems.
- Insert wooden sticks into end of apple where stem was removed, pushing about ¾ way through the apple.
- Select a tray large enough to hold all four apples, and cover with wax paper.
- In a microwave-safe bowl as deep as the tallest apple, and a couple inches larger in diameter than the largest apple, place caramel and milk.
- Microwave the caramel for a total of between two and three minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Melt until caramel becomes a thin sauce.
- Dip apples one at a time in caramel sauce and spin to fully coat. A spoon can be used to apply caramel to apples when your caramel supply is running low (if caramel starts to thicken again, simply microwave briefly, stir, and continue dipping apples.)
- Hold apple above bowl and let excess caramel drip off before moving apple to wax-paper. (optional) Roll apple in chopped peanuts.
- Allow caramel coating to cool completely and set on the apples. Refrigerate to speed the process.