Homemade Caramel Apples


  • 16 wooden sticks
  • 16 small apples, chilled
  • 2.5 cups organic granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Push wooden sticks into the top of chilled apples. Return apples to the refrigerator until caramel is ready for dipping.
  2. Place sugar and water in a large saucepan; boil, stirring until dissolved. Boil, without stirring, 9 minutes or until light golden.
  3. Combine half-and-half, vanilla, and salt; slowly stir into pan. Boil until candy thermometer reaches 235° (45 minutes), stirring frequently.
  4. Pour caramel into a bowl sitting in a hot water bath. Swirl apples in caramel, and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Per Serving:  Calories: 221   Fat: 3.7g   Protein: 1.2g   Carbohydrate: 48.9g   Cholesterol: 11mg   Sodium: 57mg