Tidy Caramel Apples

Makes 24 slices
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cool time: 20 minutes

• 3 large Granny Smith apples (or any apple of your choice)
• 1 large lemon
• 2 cups caramel squares, unwrapped
• 2 tablespoons corn syrup
• 1/4 cup chopped pecans
• Chocolate sauce (optional)

Cut your apples in half and use a melon baller to scoop out the insides, leaving the walls intact at about 1/2 to 1/4 inch thickness.

Squeeze the juice from the lemon onto the apples and allow to set. (This will keep them from turning brown right away.)

To make the caramel sauce, melt the caramel squares in a sauce pan over low heat, with the corn syrup. Allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes.

Using a paper towel, wipe your apples down, removing the lemon juice as much as possible. If the inside of your apple is too wet, the caramel wont stick.

Pour the caramel into the hollowed out apples until just below the top. Sprinkle with pecans.

Chill in the refrigerator until the caramel has set, about 20 minutes. Cut into slices and drizzle with chocolate sauce, if desired.


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  1. I find it difficult to slice the apples and caramel once the caramel has set. Any advice? Thanks.

  2. Try taking the apples out of the refrigerator for half and hour before slicing and use a very hot knife ( I heat mine on the gas ring but don’t quote me!) I find that this usually helps a lot!

  3. Does the caramel ever fall out of the apple? is there a way to make sure it sticks?

  4. Huge failure! Embarrassed.
    Made for a birthday party I hosted.
    Followed recipe ingredients exactly. Carmel did not pour like picture shown (gravy). Consistency was like taffy. Too thick! Once in the apples; hard tack candy!
    It was easy to remove carmel (stone like). Place carmel chunks in Pyrex bowl, added a little water. Covered bowl with a plate. Microwaved mixture for 1min. Cut apples; then dipped wedges into creamy carmel. Oh so good! Would not try recipe again! !

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