So, I won't even talk about how much I need to catch up on. I've decided I won't even try. I am starting fresh from today and moving forward. Today is the first official day of Fall and I couldn't be more excited! This is by far my most favorite time of year and I am in Heaven. I decided that I would kill two birds with one stone today by making the kids a yummy after school treat and satisfying my never ending pregnancy sweet tooth. Carmel apple were the obvious choice! And by golly, it did the trick. The kids were ecstatic and my belly was too.
10-12 Tart apples of your choice
2 Cups brown sugar
2 Cubes butter
1 Cup Karo Syrup
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 TBSP Molasses (optional and only if you have on hand, don't run out and but it)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
Add all ingredients besides vanilla to a medium size sauce pan on medium high. Stir occasionally until temp reads 245 degrees on a candy thermometer. Pull off of heat and add in vanilla. Let caramel cool to 200 degrees before dipping. If you are using apples that have a wax on them, boil 6 cups of water with 1/4 tsp of vinegar and dip them in for 5 seconds then dry thoroughly. I use craft sticks for my apples and then dip away! Place on wax paper or buttered tin foil. If you want to add fun topping, dip your apple in right after you do the caramel. I prefer my caramel apples naked. So, I don't usually use the toppings. But whatever tickles your fancy!
HAPPY FALL EVERYONE! HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I AM GOING TO!