Even though our temps have been in the 70's, the leaves changing color and the crisp mornings tell us it's Fall.  Time for the anticipated apple season, which will be on every body's mind this week.  Grab a tart, juicy apple and make delicious memories with your kids as you try a different kind of Carmel Apple, Taste of Home style.  Here's the recipe, and be sure to take pics and share them with B105 on Facebook!

Ingredients

  • 10 medium tart apples
  • 10 Popsicle sticks
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-3/4 cups white baking chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Insert Popsicle sticks into the bottoms of apples. Place on a buttered baking sheet; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cream, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage), about 50 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Dip apples into the hot caramel to completely coat. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In a microwave, melt white chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip one caramel apple into the warm white chip mixture and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat. Yield: 10 servings.

Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

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