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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Apples in a Blanket of Caramel....Yum!

When I was little my mother and I would always make Kraft Caramel Apples. We always did it one or two days before Halloween (under the guise that we would pass them out when family and friends stopped by for Trick-or-Treat). For some reason we never seemed to have enough to go around (I wonder why)? We had a hard enough time leaving them alone to let the caramel harden. It’s really hard to resist warm buttery caramel especially when mixed with the flavor and texture of a sweet, tart, crisp apple. Other than putting the sticks into the apples and removing the cellophane from all the caramels to put in the saucepan to melt, they really were a very easy treat to make. Well now I guess they are even easier thanks to the microwave oven. I don’t think it really makes much difference the only plus I can see using the microwave instead of the stovetop would be less chance of scorching the caramel.

Microwave Kraft Caramel Apples

4 or 5 medium size apples
Wooden sticks
1 (14 oz.) bag Kraft caramels
2 tbsp. water

Wash and dry apples; insert stick into stem end of each apple. Microwave caramels and water in small, deep glass bowl on high 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes, stirring after each minute until sauce is smooth (if caramel sauce is too thin, let stand about 2 minutes before dipping apples). Dip apples into hot caramel sauce; turn until coated. Scrape excess sauce from bottom of apples. Place on greased wax paper. Store in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving to allow caramel to soften. Increase amounts according to number of caramel apples you wish to make.

11 comments:

Patricia Scarpin said...

I wouldn't be able to resist these beauties, Julie - caramel is one of my true weaknesses! :)

Julie said...

I know what you mean Patricia, it is so buttery.

Pam said...

Oh, I haven't had a caramel apple in sooo long. I want one, now!

Chris said...

We were on an parallel apple universe today. Yummo caramel! :)

Brianna & Dustin said...

these look pretty much irresistable!

Julie said...

They definitely are, Brianna and Dustin

Julie said...

I know, I laughed when I saw your post. I said to myself; "Chris and I both have apples and caramel on the brain"! lol

Julie said...

Treat yourself Pam, they are really easy to make.

Danny said...

ooh, do I remember eating these!

Julie said...

I know Danny, because they are soooooo gooood!

michael edelman said...

What about the crushed peanuts??? Gotta have crushed peanuts on your caramel apple! ;-)