The Best Caramel Apples recipe

The Best Caramel Apples

These caramel apples are perfect for fall festivities, Halloween parties or just as a tasty and satisfying treat anytime. They are a classic dessert with a sweet and crunchy coating, sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


  • 6 medium apples
  • 14 oz (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Wooden skewers or popsicle sticks


  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 421
  • Total Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 53 mg
  • Sodium: 175 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 66 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 59 g
  • Protein: 4 g


  1. Wash and dry the apples. Insert skewers into the tops of the apples.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, corn syrup, unsalted butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and turns a deep caramel color.
  4. Remove the caramel from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Dip each apple into the caramel, turning to coat completely. Use a spoon to help cover any missed spots.
  6. Place coated apples onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool completely.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Additional Notes:

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • For an added touch, you can roll the caramel-coated apples in chopped nuts, sprinkles, or crushed cookies before placing them on the baking sheet to cool.

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