Caramel Apples: 10 to Try

Creative toppings put a sweet spin on this juicy fall fruit. Start with a basic caramel apple then sprinkle on one of these irresistible combinations.

By Nancy Wall Hopkins; Food Styling by Jill Lust; Photos by Andy Lyons


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Apple Pie Spice
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Basic Caramel Apple

    To make enough caramel for 8 apples:
    -- Unwrap two 14-ounce packages of vanilla caramels.
    -- Melt in a small saucepan over low heat with 2 tablespoons of water; stirring frequently.
    -- Dip apple in hot caramel, spooning caramel over the apple.
    -- Cool 30 minutes on buttered foil.

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Red Hot

    Dip in: Red cinnamon candies

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Nutty Crunch

    Dip in: Peanuts, salted or honey roasted

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White Stripes

    Dip in: White chocolate (melted)

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Peanut Butter Banana

    Dip in: Banana chips, drizzle of smooth peanut butter

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Double Chocolate

    Dip in: Milk and dark chocolates (melted)

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Coconut Pecan Crisp

    Dip in: Chopped pecans (toasted), shaved coconut (toasted)

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Apple Spice

    Dip in: Apple pie spice or chili powder (dusting)

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Candied Apple

    Dip in: Toffee chocolate bar (crushed)

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Trail Mix

    Dip in: Granola cereal, candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

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Sweet Orange

    Dip in: Orange zest (coarsely shredded), drizzle of honey

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