Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's Caramel Apple Time!

Caramel apples are one of our favorite fall traditions. There is something so right about the taste of sweet juicy apples together with caramel! I did a little research this year, to see if I could have better luck keeping my caramel on my apple. This is what you are supposed to do -
  • scrub apples with soap and rinse thoroughly (this is to get the waxy coating off and help the caramel to adhere better)
  • make sure apples are completely dry
  • after coating apples, hold them upside down, then right side up, then upside down, etc. until caramel starts to set
  • sit apples on buttered wax paper
  • put finished apples immediately in the fridge

Okay, I did all of this! I spent several minutes babying each apple, turning it up and down and keeping lots of caramel on each one. After I finished each one, I put it right in the fridge...

The caramel still ran off! ;-)

Oh well! :-) That sure doesn't stop them from tasting wonderfully!

Our Favorite Popcorn Balls
1 dozen

1 cup popcorn, popped (or 2 bags microwave popcorn, popped)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 small box orange jell-O

Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a saucepan, mix corn syrup, sugar and jell-O; bring to a rolling boil. Pour over popcorn. Carefully stir to mix well and when cool enough to handle, form into balls with well buttered hands.

These are fun for other holidays, too! Use green jello at Christmas, red for Valentine's Day...