How to Make Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

In this post I am hoping to show you how to make caramel apples. This recipe will render you a chewy, sticky caramel that will create magic with the green apple it is enfolding.

Caramel apples are a great Autumn treat and fantastic to give out in Halloween! They are easy to make and a great hit with kids and adults alike. I use dulce de leche to make my caramel.
Dulce de leche is nothing more than boiled condensed milk If you don’t have it available, make sure to check out the video we have on it.

Here is how to make caramel apples that will delight everyone:

Serves eight

8 small green apples
8 lollipop sticks
1 cup dulce de leche
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cream – can be heavy or whipping
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
2 TBS unsalted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Wash and dry the apples well. Remove the stem and insert a lollipop stick into each one. Place them on a lightly buttered piece of wax paper.

Place the dulce de leche, cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, butter and vanilla in a heavy bottom pan. Whisk until all ingredients have mixed well. Switch to a wooden spoon, reduce the heat to low, and stir the caramel until it forms a soft ball and separates from the sides of the pot. This will take between 20 to 30 minutes.

Tilt the pot and swirl in the apples to coat them evenly. Work fast so that your caramel will not get too hard as it cools. Shake off the excess caramel and place the apple on the waxed paper. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Enjoy!

CALORIES 284.82; FAT 9.48 grs (sat 5.64; mono 2.47; poly 0.34); PROTEIN 3.22 grs ; FIBER 0.00 grs; CARBS 47.66 grs; CHOLESTEROL 30.91 mg; IRON 0.14mg; SODIUM 70.63 mg; CALCIUM 121.88 mg

Print the Caramel Apple Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • March 10, 2012


    How much corn syrup do you use?

  • March 11, 2012


    Hi Lily!
    You need 1/4th cup pf corn syrup. Thank you for stopping by.
    Mary Ann

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