Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Taste of Fall

I have a serious apple addiction.  I can't stop eating apples in any form -- fresh sliced, apple crisp, applesauce, dried apple chips.  My favorite apples are the oh so sweet honey crisps, which were on sale at the local grocery store a couple weeks ago for $1.88 per pound.  So I snagged a couple bags to stock up, since my husband adores these apples, too.

I also love caramel apples, but my husband doesn't.  I always feel goofy making a batch of caramel apples just for me.  So I thought I'd try out an easy caramel apple dip recipe I found a few years back in Progressive Farming magazine.

The homemade caramel dip turned out just like the store-bought kind, except it was a little runny at first.  But it solidified after an overnight stay in the refrigerator.  This dip took less than 5 minutes to make, seriously.  And I didn't have to break out the candy thermometer, which always intimidates me.

Here's the recipe, if you want to try it for yourself.  Enjoy!


Best Ever Caramel Sauce
Adapted from Progressive Farmer
  • 1/2 C. butter or margarine
  • 1 C. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. whipping cream
  • 1 Tbl. vanilla extract
  • Apple slices
Cook butter and brown sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar melts.  Stir in 1/2 C. whipping cream, stirring occasionally.  Bring to a boil, stirring occassionally.  Remove from heat.  Sitr in vanilla.  Serve with apple slices.  Yield: Makes 1-1/4 cups.


  1. Stumbled upon your blog . Where are you from . I am from north Iowa-Algona

  2. Hi! I would rather not say where I'm from on the Internet. But I've been to Algona several times for work. Such a nice town! I especially like the movie theater & coffee shop on Main Steet. Thanks for reading my blog!

  3. Yum!!! Love apples and caramel too!


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