Caramel Christmas apples

Caramel Christmas apples


Makes 24 slices of apple


  • 2 large green apples
  • 1 cup (160g) soft brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 120g butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup double cream
You will also need:
  • 24 popsicle sticks (Buy them online or in any baking shop)


Line a cookie tray with baking paper and set aside.
Quarter and core the apples, then slice each quarter into thirds. Insert a popsicle stick, halfway, into each apple piece. Go through the skin at one end and into the middle of each piece.
In a deep, heavy bottomed saucepan heat the sugar over medium heat. Using a metal spoon, begin to stir when the sugar first starts to melt and come away from the edge of the saucepan. Continue to stir the sugar until it is all melted. 
Let the sugar sit momentarily until it starts to 'smoke', then add the butter and cream and stir through. It will bubble up at this point, but don’t worry, it will settle down. Remove from heat.
Work quickly to dip apple slices into the hot caramel mixture and then lay them flat onto the lined tray. If the caramel sets too quickly in the saucepan, simply return it to low heat and stir until thinned out again.
Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until the caramel has thickened.

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  • This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand' best recipe finder. You can follow Katie at Katie180.

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