Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 Min
Servings 12
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 12 medium McIntosh apples
  • 12 food-safe wooden craft sticks
  • TOPPINGS (OPTIONAL)
  • Chocolate covered toffee bits, crushed macadamia nuts, crushed peanuts, seasonal sprinkles, tinted coconut, chopped candy corn

Directions

  • Step 1

    LINE a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Fill about half of a large bowl with ice water.

  • Step 2

    COMBINE cream, sugar, shortening and corn syrup in heavy-bottomed saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue cooking until temperature registers 245°F on a candy thermometer, about 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Step 3

    REMOVE from heat; briefly plunge saucepan into ice water to stop caramel from cooking. Remove from ice water; let mixture cool for a few minutes.

  • Step 4

    INSERT a craft stick into the stem end of each apple. Dip 1 apple into the caramel; coat the top and sides with caramel using a spoon. Transfer to prepared baking sheet to cool. Add toppings, if desired, or garnish as desired. Repeat with remaining apples.

  • Step 5

    Use 5-inch craft sticks, 1⁄4-inch in diameter. Serve in seasonal cupcake liners, if desired.

Serving size
(1 caramel apple)

  • Calories 440
  • Calories from Fat170g
  • Total Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 40mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 70g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 56g
  • Protein 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet