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Five homemade caramel apples with dipped in different toppings. Toppings are nuts, chocolate chips, sugar crystals and coconut.
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Homemade Caramel Apples

These homemade caramel apples are the perfect fall treat. Be creative and use any variety of yummy toppings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade caramel apples
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 991kcal


  • 6 apples
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1.5 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract


  • Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
  • Wash and thoroughly dry the apples.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat stir the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk until combined.
  • Bring to a boil stirring constantly and cook until a candy-thermometer read 245 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Dip each apple into the hot caramel and immediately add toppings if desired.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet and allow to cool before serving.


Serving: 1apple | Calories: 991kcal | Carbohydrates: 170g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 163g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 0.7mg