The Best Caramel Apples recipe

The Best Caramel Apples

The Best Caramel Apples are a delicious and classic fall treat that’s perfect for any occasion. This recipe is easy to make and yields servings for 6 people. Each serving contains approximately 250 calories.

**Additional Notes**

The type of apple you use can greatly affect the flavor and texture of your caramel apples. We recommend using crisp, tart apples like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp for the best results.

**Cooking Time:** 30 minutes

**Preparation Time:** 20 minutes

**Servings:** 6

**Category:** Dessert

**Cuisine:** American


  • 6 medium-sized apples
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 popsicle sticks or skewers


  1. Wash and dry the apples. Remove the stems and insert a popsicle stick or skewer into the center of each apple.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, light corn syrup, and heavy cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Add the butter and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 240°F on a candy thermometer.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and sea salt.
  6. Dip each apple into the caramel sauce, swirling to coat evenly. Let any excess caramel drip off before placing each apple on the prepared baking sheet to cool.
  7. Allow the caramel apples to cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

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