Recipe: Gourmet Caramel Apples

Not only is today Halloween, but it is also National Caramel Apple Day. Why not take a simple recipe and put a gourmet spin on it?

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Gourmet Caramel Apples

Prep Time: 35 minutes (plus standing time) | Yield: 6 servings


  • 6 large McIntosh apples
  • 6 Popsicle sticks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/4 cups English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white baking chips


Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry apples. Insert a Popsicle stick into each; place on prepared pan. Chill.

In a heavy 3-qt. saucepan, combine the sugar, cream, corn syrup and butter; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 245°, about 1 hour.

Remove from the heat. Working quickly, dip each apple into hot caramel mixture to completely coat, then dip the bottom into toffee bits, about 1/2 in. up the sides. Return to baking sheet; chill.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Transfer to a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Drizzle over apples.

Repeat with white chips. Chill until set. Remove from the refrigerator 5 minutes before serving.


2017-03-31T08:42:42+00:00 By |Recipes|

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Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.

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