Saturday, October 22, 2011

Caramel Apple Wedges


I had to make a treat to take to our annual Pumpkin Carving Party.  I decided that I really wanted to have Caramel apples, but I did not want to take WHOLE apples.  Usually, some or all of the treat gets wasted in the "whole" form.  So I decided to try caramael apple wedges.

I took:

Caramels (one 14oz. package)
Apples - some granny smith, some gala (about 10 to 12 medium sized)
1 tbsMilk
lemon juice
craft sticks (or I like to call them Popsicle sticks)
wax paper

First prepare the apples:
Cut into fourth's
cut out the core parts (seeds, stem, etc)
dip exposed edges into lemon juice
(you could skip the lemon juice if you don't care that the apples turn brown)
line the apples in a few rows on top of wax paper on a baking sheet

Next, the caramel.....
unwrap an entire package of Kraft caramels.  (you can use another brand if you like, but I like the taste and texture of Kraft.)
place unwrapped caramels into a 2 cup glass measuring container.
(you need the whole thing full up to the 2  cup mark with caramels)
add one tablespoon of milk
microwave in thirty second intervals, stirring at each break.
repeat until the caramel and milk are well blended and smooth.

Now, the fun part!
Drizzle the caramel over the apple wedges ( mine would have worked better if I had let the caramel cool a little... it would have stuck to the surface better...but it did not effect the taste!)
poke the Popsicle stick into the middle of the wedge.

Pop into the fridge to solidify the caramel.

Tad-ah....Yummy.  I only tasted a half a dozen before I decide to share with my kids.


  1. Oooo! Great idea. I love that it's small enough to actually get your mouth around it. I want to try it with sprinkles!

  2. Only half a dozen? Too funny! Yum!

  3. Yeah,after I took the caramel apples to the party, I ate two more there also.