Friday, October 15, 2010
Caramel Apples in the Crock Pot by A Year of Slow Cooking Blog
--caramel candies. This time of year in the produce section, there should be bags of soft caramel complete with popsicle stick handles.
--apples (one bag of caramel makes 4 large apples)
--2 T water
1. Use a 1.5 quart or larger crockpot---I used a 4 quart.
2. Unwrap all of the caramel, and add them and 2 tablespoons of water to the crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours, checking every 20 minutes or so. The caramel is ready when it is shiny and can be stirred easily. Note from Aggieland Mommy- Definitely check the caramel often. I took a nap and let the caramel cook too long. The kids didn't know the difference, but I did.
3. Put the popsicle sticks into the apples by the stems. Use a spoon to ladle the caramel over the apple, and swirl to completely cover the whole thing. Dip into chopped nuts or sprinkles if desired.
4. Let cool on parchment paper or Release foil. This is important...if you use regular foil, spray it first!