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Caramel Apples

Caramel ApplesThis super-easy recipe for caramel apples uses a bag of soft caramels and crisp Washington Red Delicious apples.

Recipe Ingredients:

5 medium Red Delicious Washington Apples
1 (14-ounce) package soft caramels
2 tablespoons water
5 wooden sticks

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash and dry the apples thoroughly. Insert wooden sticks in top of apple and remove excess juice on the apple; set aside.
  2. Microwave Method: Melt the bag of caramel and water in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stovetop Method: Melt the bag of caramel and water in a 1 1/2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon when caramels until melted, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Dip an apple in the caramel, place on waxed paper and chill in refrigerator.

Makes 5 caramel apples.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Washington Apple Commission.