When a little snack is just the thing needed for a boost of energy to rally up yourself in the wintertime, we’ve got your back. Here’s our caramel filled apples recipe made just for that.
For our caramel apple recipe that’s easy to whip up, here’s what you’ll need:
- Fresh apples, I like to use honeycrisp apples. I discovered them on the East Coast and they’re truly amazing. I used 100% lemon juice to prevent browning of the apples after cutting.
- A muffin pan for storing the apples
- A cutting board, knife and spoon to carve out the apple core, you could also use an apple corer if you have one.
- For the caramel: 1 cup butter, 2 cups packed brown sugar, ¾ cuporganic agave, 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. For a vegan option, substitute the condensed milk with coconut cream.
- A large saucepan
Prepare the apples and carve out the center:
And place them in a muffin pan, wipe them down with lemon juice to prevent them from browning:
Start making the caramel sauce by stirring together the butter, brown sugar, agave, and condensed milk (or coconut cream) in the saucepan over medium-high heat. When the sauce begins to bubble turn down the heat to medium. Keep stirring the sauce to avoid burning, do this for about 10 to 12 minutes. If you have a candy thermometer, cook until you’ve reached 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Now stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the caramel into the hallowed apples:
Now, let the apples and caramel cool. To speed up the process place the apples in the refrigerator. After you can cut them into slices:
True, it’s best to eat less sugar in life, but if you want a special treat for you and friends, this could be a good one!