Is Caramel Apple the New Pumpkin Spice?

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I’ve heard that caramel apple is going to be the new fall flavor, pushing pumpkin spice out of its way. Is it true? Well, when you hear about these caramel apples you might just agree!

Of course, there are many different types of apples out there. Sweet, sour, red, green, so many to choose from! For me, you can’t go wrong with a classic Granny Smith apple. So first things first, grab your apples! You can get a bag from the grocery store, or you can always go to your local apple orchid and pick your own. It’s a great family-friendly activity and you’ll be supporting local businesses. To find an apple orchid near you, click HERE.

Ok, so you have your apples… what’s next? Well here is everything you’ll need for delicious caramel apples.

 

Now let’s make it!

  • Wash and dry your apples! Make sure you get all the dirt off. Apples must be completely dry or else your caramel won’t stick properly.
  • Stick your candy apple sticks (88-68), into your apples and set aside. Don’t push through all the way to the bottom!
  • Melt your caramel. For best pouring results 160F- 180F is ideal. You can do this 2 different ways.
    • Stove Top: Medium heat (200F) for about and an hour to an hour and a half.
    • Microwave: in a microwave safe bowl microwave in 1-minute increments at 50% power, stirring every minute until completely melted
  • Add 1lb of white confectionery coating (70-2220). Why? The coating will help your caramel stick to that apple so you don’t get pooling on the bottom.
  • Dip your apples in the caramel all the way up to the stick. The more caramel the better, right?
  • Roll your dipped apples in your various toppings. Crunches, sprinkles, nonpareils, the possibilities are endless!
  • Refrigerate your apple for 10-15 minutes to help set. Don’t keep them in there for too long or else you’ll get condensation!

 

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So, what do you think? #TeamCaramelApple or #TeamPumkpinSpice?

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