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    CHOCOLATE-DIPPED CARAMEL APPLES
    from "Chocolate Holidays" by Alice Medrich

    Don't wait for Halloween to double dip the season's best apples in vanilla caramel and your favorite chocolate. These make pretty and delicious gifts. Make the full batch of caramel even if you want to dip only eight apples. Leftover caramel keeps for ages. Simply reheat to dip more apples or dilute with cream to make caramel sauce.

    Serves up to 16
    INGREDIENTS (CLICK TO BUY)

    2 cups sugar
    3/4 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 cup honey
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 cups heavy cream
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks
    1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Up to 16 small to medium apples, cold
    1 1/4 pounds chocolate
    5 to 6 ounces chopped toasted nuts (optional)

    Equipment
    Long-handled silicone spatula or wooden spoon
    Candy thermometer
    Up to 16 Popsicle sticks

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    PREPARATION

    Combine the sugar, corn syrup, honey, and salt in a heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a spatula or spoon, until the mixture begins to simmer around the edges. Wash the sugar and syrup from inside of the pot with a wet pastry brush or a wad of paper towel dipped in water. Cover and continue to cook for about 3 minutes. Meanwhile rinse the spatula or spoon before using it again later. Uncover the pot and wash the sides once more.
    Insert a candy thermometer without letting it touch the bottom of the pot. Cook, uncovered, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 305°F, 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile bring the cream to a simmer and keep it hot until needed.
    When the sugar mixture reaches 305°F, turn the heat off. Stir in the butter chunks. Gradually stir in the hot cream; it will bubble up and steam dramatically, so be careful. Turn the heat back on under the pot sot that the mixture boils energetically but not violently.
    Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the temperature reaches 250°F, about 30 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the vanilla. Transfer the caramel to a smaller pot or heatproof bowl deep enough to dip the apples. Cool for 10 minutes.
    Impale each apple on a stick. Holding the stick, dip an apple into the caramel, allowing the excess to flow back into the pot. Set the apple on a sheet of wax paper. If the caramel gets too cool, it will slide entirely off the apples! If necessary, reheat gently (without simmering), then continue to dip. Repeat to coat each apple. Let the dipped apples set until caramel is cool and firm, at least 30 minutes.
    Melt 1 pound of chocolate. Dip each apple into the chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to flow back into the bowl. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Set the dipped apples on a tray lined with wax paper. Apples coated with untempered chocolate must be refrigerated to prevent discoloration. Apples coated with tempered chocolate may be kept at room temperature.


    Product nutrition and information
     Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
      Karo Light Corn Syrup - $3.19/ea
     16oz
     
      Stiles Apiaries Pure Honey
    This product is currently unavailable.
     
      Spice Select Pure Vanilla Extract - $4.69/ea
     2oz
     
      Red Jacket Orchards Empire Apples 4-Pack - $3.99/4pk
     4pk
     
      Guittard Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - $3.59/ea
     12oz
     
    Optional Ingredients
      FreshDirect Raw Walnut Halves & Pieces, Resealable Bag - $10.99/14oz
     Resealable Bag
     
      FreshDirect Pecans - $6.99/6oz
     Container
     
      Planters Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts - $5.19/ea
     16oz jar
     
    You May Already Have
      Domino Granulated White Sugar - $2.49/ea
     2lb box
     
      Morton's Regular Salt - $0.99/ea
     26oz
     
      Hotel Bar Unsalted Butter - $4.99/ea
     4 sticks
     
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