28 October 2011

Honey Caramel Apples

We didn't watch BYU trample all over ISU (we only got to see the last 2 minutes), which means I didn't make any delicious party food. We did have family in town and spent the afternoon at a corn maze/fall festival.  I kept up the fall them going and made some caramel apples for my family. I used a recipe I found on Our Best Bites last fall. The recipe uses whipping cream and honey and it works like a charm.  Because of the honey, it has a little bit different of a flavor than caramel normally has but it is still some tasty stuff. I really like the honey flavor it brings. Also,the fact that it so easy is such a pro that I don't mind the different flavor at all. Besides we covered it with candy and that certainly helped hide the honey flavor. I would certainly make this stuff again, but maybe next time I'll try a more traditional caramel just to see how hard it really is.

Honey Caramel Apples
Recipe by Our Best Bites
  • Small apples. chilled in the fridge for at least 1 hour
  • Equal amounts honey and heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch salt 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Crushed candy or nuts (we used crushed Reeses Pieces and Heath Bits.)

In a large sauce pan over medium heat,  whisk together cream, honey, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to a simmer  Stir and scrape sides of pot down occasionally until a candy thermometer reaches about 260 degrees.
While caramel is cooking wash and dry apples then and skewer them with a popsicle stick or bamboo skewer. Place in the fridge until ready to use. Line a baking sheet or cutting board with waxed paper or parchment paper and set aside.
When caramel has finished, remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Dip apples in caramel, roll and twirl apples to evenly coat.  Let excess drip off and and then if desired roll in candy. Then place on prepared sheet. Let the caramel set and then enjoy! (You can of course refrigerate to help the caramel set faster.)


  1. I love gourmet caramel apples! What kind of apples did you end up using?

  2. @JennI used some nice small Gala apples.

  3. Oh YUM! I've been craving candied apples all season, I must have one! Thanks for sharing. Please come link this to my VIP party this weekend http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html and have a Happy Halloween!

  4. DELICIOUS! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!



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  5. I am so excited to see a caramel recipe made with honey!! My husband keeps bees, and I try to only use the honey for baking. I had never even thought of looking for a honey caramel recipe!!! Thanks!

  6. I have never heard of honey and caramel apples - what a great idea! They look really professional - nice work! Thank you for linking up at Taking A Timeout Thursday! I hope to see you again this week :)

    -Trish@ Mom On Timeout

  7. Your Apples look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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