Apples dipped in a homemade caramel - a harvest time favorite.

Favorite Caramel Apples

1 cup finely chopped salted peanuts
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES ® Butter
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
Dash salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
10 tart apples, washed, dried
  1. Place peanuts in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan; add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (10 to 12 minutes). Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball or candy thermometer reaches 245°F (20 to 25 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  3. Dip apples into caramel mixture. Dip 1 end of each apple into peanuts. Place onto buttered waxed paper.

Makes 10 apples.

Nutrition Facts: (1 apple)
Calories: 620, Fat: 19 g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Carbohydrates: 111 g, Dietary Fiber: 4 g,
Protein: 7 g.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Land O Lakes, Inc.

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