Lynn demonstrates how to make a Fall tradition -- Caramel Apples. This is really easy and delicious. You can dip them in chopped peanuts or be really fancy and drizzle them with melted chocolate.
Wash and dry apples and insert popsicle sticks or thick lollipop sticks in the apples. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
Heat all of the ingredients, except the vanilla in a heavy 2 quart saucepan over medium/low heat. Stir constantly! When the caramel reaches soft ball stage (235°-240°F) remove from the heat and add vanilla. Cool for just a few minutes.
Using the stick inserted in the apples, dunk the apples in the hot caramel and twirl slowly away from the heat for a couple of minutes. Dip in chopped peanuts, if using and place on the waxed paper lined baking sheet to harden.
Lynn's Recipes: October 2013