Table of contents:
- How to make caramel apples - the best recipes
- General Tips
- Recipe for caramel apples on a stick
- Apple wedges in caramel
- Chinese dessert
- Multicooker recipe
- Baked caramelized apples
- Dried apples in caramel
- Apples in red caramel
- Dessert caramelized apples
- How to make toffee caramel
How to make caramel apples - the best recipes
If you like unusual desserts, in which sweetness is combined with sourness, then apples in caramel will definitely suit your taste. In addition, making this treat at home is a fun activity that will appeal to the whole family, especially children.
- 1 General tips
2 Recipe for apples in caramel on a stick
2.1 Video instruction
- 3 Apple wedges in caramel
4 Dessert in Chinese
4.1 Video recipe
- 5 Recipe for cooking in a slow cooker
6 Baked apples in caramel
6.1 Video recipe
- 7 Dried apples in caramel
8 Apples in red caramel
8.1 Video instruction
- 9 Dessert caramelized apples
- 10 How to make toffee caramel
This dessert is not very popular with us, unlike baked apples. But in American and European cuisine, caramelized apples are a traditional dish that holidays, celebrations and even weekends rarely do without. But since we love to get acquainted with something new in cooking, then mastering this recipe is simply necessary.
Cooking apples in caramel is a simple and exciting task. You can please with this dessert guests at a party, kids at a matinee in the garden or school. It is traditionally prepared in autumn, when the apples ripen, and throughout the winter. You can make caramel apples for our traditional holiday - Apple Savior.
Caramelized apples - a delicacy that everyone will like
The most suitable apple varieties for this dish are firm and sour, small in size. It can be Granny Smith, Ranetki Sokh, Antonovka, Cox or Golden Delicious. There are a lot of ways to make caramel, for every taste, from simple to fancy. If you make apples on sticks, the children will be happy with such impromptu "lollipops".
Recipe for caramel apples on a stick
This is the simplest cooking method that uses the least amount of food and effort. However, you will be pleasantly surprised by the result. You will need:
- 8 apples;
- 1 glass of milk;
- 2.5 cups sugar (preferably cane sugar).
Also, stock up on skewers or sticks on which to plant apples. These can be sticks for sushi, ice cream, or simply peeled twigs. If you want the dessert to be not only tasty, but also beautiful, use powdered sugar, grated chocolate or confectionery powder.
Put a small saucepan on a low heat, pour milk, add sugar. Start heating up.
Heat the milk and sugar in a saucepan
Stir the mixture constantly until it boils. The sugar should completely dissolve to the caramel mass.
Wait for the mixture to boil
We have come to the most difficult stage. Pour cold water into a bowl, add ice. Take a little caramel with a teaspoon, pour it into the water. Wait for the mass to cool down and try to roll a ball out of it.
Check that the caramel is done with cold water
If it works, then the required consistency has been achieved. Otherwise, act according to the situation: add a little milk to a too thick mass, and add sugar to a liquid mass.
If you manage to roll a ball - the caramel is ready
Remove the pot of caramel from the heat and, while it cools, place the apples on sticks.
Prepare apples by inserting sticks into them
Now you need to dip the apples into the mass of caramel, "roll" a little so that the layer becomes even. Then place the dessert on a flat, dry surface and wait for the caramel to completely harden.
Dip apples in caramel and wait for it to harden
Here is a simple recipe for an unusual and very tasty dish. With a little time and patience, you can treat yourself to a nice treat.
Apple wedges in caramel
This recipe is also very simple, but it will take a little more time and attention. For it you will need the following ingredients:
- 500 g of sour apples, for example, Antonovka;
- 1 cup of sugar;
- 150 g of potato (rice) starch;
- 1 glass of refined sunflower oil (for frying);
1 cup sesame oil (for caramel)
Products for making caramelized apple slices
Optionally add a couple tablespoons of sesame oil when serving. So let's get started.
Peel the thoroughly washed apples by cutting off the peel and taking out the core. Cut each fruit into 4 pieces, each piece into wedges.
Peel the apples and cut into wedges
Dip the slices in 100 grams of starch.
Dip the wedges in starch
Mix the remaining 50 grams of starch with cool water so that the consistency is close to sour cream.
Mix starch with water
Dip apple wedges in this mixture so that it covers them evenly.
Dip the apple slices in starch water
In a deep skillet, heat 1 cup of vegetable oil to 170 degrees. Place the apple slices and sauté for 3 minutes on each side over low heat.
Fry the wedges in oil on both sides
Place the toasted wedges in a plate.
Place the wedges in a plate
In another skillet, heat the sesame oil to make caramel. Gradually add sugar to it and wait until it melts, stirring constantly.
When the caramel turns golden, put the toasted apple slices in it, stir very quickly and remove.
Dip the apple slices in the caramel
Place the finished caramelized wedges on a nice plate and drizzle with a little sesame oil. Dessert is ready, you can treat relatives and friends.
Serve sprinkled with sesame oil
Sweet and sour tastes are the zest of oriental, in particular Chinese cuisine. Naturally, one cannot ignore the caramelized apples from the chefs of this exotic country. You will need:
- 4 hard apples;
- 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice;
- 300 ml peanut or corn oil for deep fat;
- 300 ml of cold water with ice.
- 200 g flour;
- 180 g of water;
- 1 egg;
- 1 tablespoon peanut or corn oil
- 150 g sugar;
- 6 tablespoons of peanut or sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds.
When the dissolved sugar turns a light brown hue, add all the apple slices to the pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, stir quickly so that the caramel is evenly distributed over the slices.
Make butter and sugar caramel
Fry again until the apples become crispy and golden, place on a plate and drain off the fat.
Wait for the fat to drain
Heat the oil in a deep fryer or wok. Fry the apple slices in batter until golden brown.
Dip the wedges in the batter
Sprinkle flour over the wedges.
Prepare the apples
Make a batter for caramelizing: mix the egg with water, add flour. Add oil. Mix thoroughly.
Make a batter with egg, flour and water
Wash and peel the apples: cut off the peel, remove the core. Cut the apples into wedges and place in a bowl of lemon juice for a while.
Sprinkle the wedges with flour
Dip each piece in batter.
Fry the apple wedges
Remove the wedges and leave for 5 minutes to drain off the fat.
Roast the apples again
Heat 6 tablespoons butter, corn or peanut butter in a skillet. Melt sugar in it while stirring constantly. The fire should be of medium intensity.
Dip apples in caramel and sprinkle with sesame seeds
Put the finished slices on a dish and serve. Before eating dessert, the slices should be taken with chopsticks or a fork and immersed in cold water with ice so that the caramel hardens.
Serve with cold water and ice
Well, how can you miss the opportunity to use this wonderful device for preparing delicacies? Moreover, the multicooker will greatly facilitate our task.
Take these products:
- 2-4 apples;
- 200 ml hot water;
- 3 tablespoons of sugar;
- 2 tablespoons of butter;
- a sprig of mint for decoration.
Set the multicooker to the “Multipovar” mode with a temperature of 160 degrees. Pour sugar into a cold bowl and heat until it melts completely, becoming caramel. Add the sliced butter and mix thoroughly until dissolved.
Melt sugar and butter in a slow cooker
- Peel the washed apples from the rind and core, cut into 2 parts.
Fold the apple halves, cut down, into a multicooker with caramel, gently pour in the water. Cover with a lid, cook for 5 minutes in the same mode.
The slow cooker will help you cook caramelized apples faster
Turn the apples over to the other side, cover the multicooker bowl again. Cook for another 5 minutes.
These caramel apples are especially juicy.
- Turn off the appliance, remove the lid and let the apples cool to room temperature.
Baked caramelized apples
You will definitely need an oven for this dish. In it you will bake apples, so that you can pour caramel on them later.
You will need:
- 4 apples;
- 2/3 cup apple juice (natural)
- 3 tablespoons of butter;
- 1 cup of sugar;
- 1/3 cup water
- ½ glass of milk;
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.
Prepare the caramel sauce. To do this, combine water and sugar in a large skillet and cook over medium heat for no more than 15 minutes without stirring. If necessary, you can then scrape the candied crystals off the sides of the dish.
Prepare caramel in a deep skillet
- Remove skillet from heat. After 1 minute, add 1 tablespoon of butter to the caramel and mix thoroughly until completely dissolved.
- Without stopping stirring, gently add milk. Put the pan on the fire, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Bring the caramel mass to a thick consistency, remove from heat and add the vanilla extract.
- Turn the oven to 170 degrees and while it is heating up, prepare the apples. Wash and cut each fruit into 5 slices horizontally. Collect whole apples from the slices and place in a heat-resistant dish.
Mix apple juice with 2 tablespoons of softened butter, pour over apples. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. At the same time, do not forget to pour apples with the juice that has flowed down every 15 minutes.
Baked caramelized apples - soft and tender
- Place each apple in a separate deep bowl, in the middle of each pour a quarter cup of caramel sauce. Serve dessert immediately.
Dried apples in caramel
If this summer your garden has pleased you with a large harvest of apples, then you probably dried them for the winter. So why not pair the sour dried wedges with sweet crispy caramel?
Dried apples can also make a delicious dessert
If the apple slices are too dry, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes. properly dried slices do not need softening.
For this recipe you will need:
- 500 g dried apples;
- 50 g butter;
- 5 tablespoons of sugar;
- 0.5 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with butter (1 tablespoon), spread the dried apples in an even layer.
- Mix sugar with cinnamon, sprinkle apples with this mixture. Top with the remaining butter, cut into small flakes.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the apples for 15–20 minutes. During this time, the sugar will melt and become a golden brown caramel.
These apples are delicious, crunchy like candy and flavorful. By the way, you can cook dried apples according to the above recipe "apple slices in caramel", excluding rolling in starch and frying in vegetable oil.
Apples in red caramel
It is in this form that this delicacy has gained immense popularity at fairs and in entertainment centers for children. What is the secret of this dessert? It's very simple: food coloring and thick pointed sticks that will make the apple look like a Chupa-Chups caramel.
Sharpened caramel apple sticks
So you need:
- 1 kilogram of apples;
- 1 glass of water;
- 3 glasses of sugar;
- ¾ glasses of corn syrup;
- 1 packet of food coloring.
Instead of corn syrup, you can use the same amount of starch diluted in water.
Wash the apples, dry and pierce with chopsticks.
Pierce apples with chopsticks
For the caramel, add sugar, corn syrup and water to a saucepan.
Combine water, corn syrup, and sugar in a saucepan
Add red food coloring immediately. Put the saucepan on the fire.
Add food coloring
In the meantime, prepare a baking sheet: cover with parchment and brush with butter. You can use a silicone baking mat.
Line a baking sheet with parchment and oil
The sugar in the saucepan will just completely dissolve, and the caramel will begin to boil strongly.
Caramel starts to boil
Remove the caramel from the stove, immerse the apple completely in it. Twist to spread the caramel into an even layer.
Dip apples in caramel
Do the same with all the apples, then place them on parchment and let cool. After that, you can serve dessert to the table.
Dry the caramelized apples on a baking sheet
This delicacy will delight your guests not only on a holiday, but every day. And if you use cuttlefish ink as a dye (yes, you can also easily buy it at the grocery store), your apples will be a great themed addition to a Halloween party!
Great idea for a Halloween party
Dessert caramelized apples
A little imagination and dexterity - and on your table a real festive dessert with nuts, honey and sour cream. You will need:
- 2 apples;
- 150 g butter;
- 100 g of liquid honey;
- 150 g sour cream;
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 100 g of walnut kernels;
salt to taste.
Nuts, sour cream and honey are a great addition to caramelized apples
- Chop walnuts, fry them in hot oil.
- Place the peeled and halved apples in the pan, cut side down.
- In another bowl, melt the butter, add a little sugar, honey, mix thoroughly until completely dissolved. Pour apples with this mixture. Fry for 5 minutes, then place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Pour the remaining sugar into a thick frying pan, add a pinch of salt and bring to a viscous state.
- When the sugar and salt is caramelized, remove the skillet from the stove and stir in the toasted walnuts.
- Place the caramel on a greased baking sheet and cool. Arrange the apples on plates with the cut side facing up. Top with caramel and drizzle with sour cream mixed with ice.
How to make toffee caramel
This caramel is truly sweet, aromatic and rich, it will remind you of your favorite childhood tastes. In addition, you can choose different types of powder for decoration: cereals, M & Ms candies, and much more, whatever your imagination tells you. Can you imagine how happy the children will be to take part in the preparation of such a delicacy?
For 8 apples you will need:
- 100 ml of milk;
- 700 g butterscotch;
- 1 teaspoon vanillin
- a pinch of salt.
Rinse the apples and remove the tails.
Prepare the apples
Put the taffy in a water bath, add milk. Stir well until the candies are completely dissolved, then add the salt and vanillin.
Melt the toffee in a water bath
Where the apple had a tail, stick a stick. Turn off the heat on the stove, but do not remove the caramel from the bath. Dip apples into the mixture.
Place apples on sticks and dip in caramel
Dip the apples in the powder, place them on parchment paper and refrigerate them in the refrigerator.
Use a variety of powders to decorate
When the surface of the caramel has hardened, you can treat the kids.
Really, very simple and interesting recipes? Maybe you cook caramelized apples in other ways? Please share your experience with us in the comments. Bon Appetit!