Chocolate Caramel Apples

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Williams Sonoma makes the most amazing chocolate caramel apple.  We usually send one to our daughter Claire for her birthday but since she was home for it this year, we made her one ourselves.  You start with the best crisp large apple you can find.  We’ve used fuji in the past but are now fans of the giant honey crisp apples.  To cover two apples, I used a half of a bag of caramels.  These were melted very slowly in the microwave at half power, like 10-25 seconds at a time.  Once they were melted, I stirred in about 2 Tbsp. of corn syrup to soften the finished caramel and then added about a half tsp. of good vanilla.  This caramel mixture gets spooned onto the apples, which set up in the fridge on a square of waxed paper.  Once they are set, in about 20-30 minutes, I spoon on gently microwave melted chocolate.  Claire likes semisweet so that’s what I used.  We’ve also used milk chocolate and bittersweet in the past, too.  Once the chocolate sets up – just slice, core and serve.  A guaranteed crowd pleaser!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TroubleT
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 08:31:20

    Oh. my.

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  2. Tracy
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 12:39:49

    I gotta try this with white chocolate some time. I love chocolate too but something about white chocolate just seems so fancy to me.

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  3. jennifer
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 20:05:45

    Mmmmmmm-mmmm!

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  4. LimeRiot
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 20:59:01

    Oh double-delicious!! These look fantastic. I’m loving honey crisp apples too.

    Reply

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