How To Make Easy Apple Pie - Chocolate Caramel Candy Apples

Easy Apple Pie Recipe
Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Apples ,apples everywhere , yes its Apple season and oh the variety of that delicious orchard fruit. Autumn is terrific as apples are in abundance ,but all year round try this fantastic Easy Apple pie recipe.

Chocolate Caramel Candy Apples for Halloween ,once you know the basics ,its so much fun creating and designing the finished candy apple and your kids will think you stepped right out of candyland!

EASY APPLE PIE RECIPE

For crust

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, frozen
  • 4 tablespoons (about) ice water

Filling

  • 3lbs Golden Delicious Apples (about 8) ,peeled ,cored ,cut into thick wedges.
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2Tablespoons water
  • I 1/4 cups of sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

 Streusel Topping 

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Make filling:
Combine apple wedges and 1/4 cup flour in large bowl and toss to coat. Let stand while preparing caramel.

Stir sugar and 1/4 cup water in heavy large saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and boil until syrup turns deep amber color, brushing pan sides with wet pastry brush and swirling pan occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter and remaining 2 tablespoons water (mixture will bubble vigorously). Return to heat and stir until smooth. Pour caramel over apples; toss to coat. Let stand until apples release juices, tossing occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 375°F. Roll out dough on floured work surface to 14-inch round. Transfer to 9 1/2-inch-diameter glass pie dish with 1 3/4-inch-high sides. Crimp edges decoratively. Spoon apple mixture into prepared crust. Sprinkle streusel over pie.

How To Make Chocolate Caramel Candy Apples


DIRECTIONS

Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet.
Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.
Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place on prepared sheet to set.

Perfect treat for Halloween ,party time and especially since the Fall provides apples in abundance.

Caramel candy apples are delicious to eat and kids love making and decorating them.

Dont like bubbles appearing in your caramel apples?
Soaking the apples in very hot water for about 10-15mins before dipping will force the gas out of the apples, magic ,nice shiny smooth appearance.

The very advice I can give you though is this
Make sure before dipping apples into the caramel that apples are DRY and at ROOM TEMPERATURE or the Carmel will just slide right on off those babies.
Patience and doing the small things well ,will definitely produce awesome eating caramel apples!

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Chocolate Caramel Apples

Chilling apples overnight or even for a couple of hours will greatly improve the finished result.

Granny Smith Apples are so far the crispiest apple for making caramel apples ,but I like variety and better than wasting what you have on hand ,so use whatever you have in the kitchen or if you have orchard apples falling from the tree (any tree) ,why not have an apple recipe week-end with a couple of friends and save that nutritional food from going to waste!

 Chocolate caramel candy apples dipped in pistachio and mint chips -delicious


Chocolate Caramel Apples

Fuji or Large Granny Smith apple
lollipop or Skewer sticks
Melted dark chocolate
1/2 cup nuts ,your own preference, (a varitey has an interesting effect)
Wax paper

Insert sticks into apple.
Place apples into refrigerator while preparing chocolate.This step prepared a couple of hours earlier helps keep the apple firmer and is nicer eating.

Melt chocolate.

Dip apple into chocolate ,like the picture ,twirling as you end.
Puts Nuts (or other topping) into separate bowl and roll apple until covered in topping as desired. For birthdays ,icing children's initial onto candied chocolate apple adds that nice personal touch.
Place decorated apple onto wax paper, standing upright.
Refrigerate uncovered for 15 minutes.
For more variety on your apple, you can add more decorative (white, stripes) edible numbers ,letters or personal designs chocolate covering after the first 15 minutes.

For The Caramel Part, do the following before dipping apples into chocolate (use one pound of caramel):

Heat caramel slowly until it becomes liquid on stove top.
Dip apple into hot caramel until coated
Stand upright on waxed paper and let set for 15 minutes

Sticky fingers mean Sticky Treats

 

 

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Comments 32 comments

badcompany99 7 years ago

You should replace the "and" in yer title with a hyphen and have a split title, I think it wud get ya more reads !


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania Author

Oh ok smiles, never done that before thankyou my friend xo


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Pete Maida 7 years ago

I good hub for the season. I'll show this to my wife.


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania Author

Hi Pete, thankyou and Im inspired afresh too.


Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

mmmm mmmm mmmm sounds delightful. Now if I only cooked.

Maybe I'll pass these on to DH and see what he can do with them.


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania Author

Hi Duchess lol , the cake is great! but bad if ya know what I mean. Thankyou for visiting ,smiles.


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

MMMMMm, sounds yummy at this time of the day :) Very nice..


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

can't wait to get cooking


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Gosh!! Fantastic!! Shoot, I'm hungry and you have caramel apples.. rats! Bookmarked it! Thanks Eagle!


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awsydney 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Looks great. I only wish I have a sweet-tooth. Friends tell me I'm missing out big time!


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania Author

shamelabboush, cake is nice anytime, lol.

Brenda , yummy dont forget to invite me,lol.

Candie, Yea I need some kids again, so I can have an excuse to make some candy apples-Halloween time ,lol.

awsydney thankyou , ok well just help yourself to all the apples you want ,before they get dipped in the naughty sugar,lol


rednckwmn 7 years ago

MAN! I wish I would have seen this last night, I was looking all over for a pie crust recipie! Those are some awesome tips for caramel apples, espcially the one about the hot water...I will be trying it out.


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania Author

rednckwmn ,well you had me thinkin bouts pecan pie all night and I pigged out on peanut brittle,lol today its lots of water for me ! thankyou for reading.


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thelesleyshow 7 years ago from US

Oh wow! This is totally yummy!! My big (__[__) thanks you! Thumbs up!


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Appletreedeals 7 years ago from Salisbury, Maryland USA

I like the chocolate caramel apples best. Got the urge just from reading your hub, good job.


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania Author

thelesleyshow , you are so funny roflmao!! bless your heart ,appreciate your loyalty in reading ,smiles

Appletreedeals ,Sounds like it should be your article with your groovy avatar, and I hope you do make some. Quite like the idea of Xmas ones next , we can diet in between lol.


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Yummy! I love candy apples. Thanks for the recipe!


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Aware1 7 years ago

Hmm-mmm, this is so about yum! Thank you ! :)


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania Author

Jess & Aware1 You are both welcome,gotta admitt I have a bit of a sweet tooth too,thanks for stopping by.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Thanks for sharing, streusel topping will make a bit of a difference. I've got company coming next weekend...your pie should make a nice change.

regards Zsuzsy


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Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania Author

Hi Zsuzsy Bee , I am glad you enjoyed the recipe and all the best for creating future delectables. Thankyou for your comments.


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Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania Author

Hi Shane , yes you can get it-send check to me lol ,thankyou for reading and good luck makin them too.


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Info Help 6 years ago from Chicago

Thanks for this hub! I am going to try out the chocolate caramel apples tomorrow. I am a fan :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Yummy recipe! I would love to try this! Thanks for the great hub! I am getting hungry reading this!! Heh! Cheers!


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Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania Author

Its is so good and not hard to make at all (trust me ,if its not easy) I cant be bothered lol!

Fresh cream and hello ..The Worlds not such a bad place after all..hehe..

Always great to read you input Cheeky Girl, aprreciate the feedback heaps! xo


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Arlecchino 5 years ago from Top of the Cloud

I'm glad that I found this recipe at the right time!


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Eaglekiwi 5 years ago from -Oceania Author

Im sure it will taste delicious-enjoy!

Thankyou for commenting.


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Hendrika 5 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

It is winter here in South Africa now so this is a good time for me to experiment with apples as apart from citrus fruits it is all that is available. As a kid I love the 'toffee" apples, but now I think I will prefer the chocolate ones.


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Eaglekiwi 5 years ago from -Oceania Author

Hi Hendrika

Yes,I grew up where toffee apples were a once in a while treat, bad for our teeth lol(because the toffee was hard! ,but happy childhood memories. These coatings should be much softer and friendlier...lol

Stay safe n warm there.


Heather 4 years ago

I am planning on making these for my daughters birthday party. I would like to make them the night before but am wondering if they will still be good? Thanks!


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Eaglekiwi 4 years ago from -Oceania Author

Hi Heather

They should be fine. I would perhaps place them in a container and cover them (if you have one tall enough) just to make sure they 'dont sweat'too much. The ones sold in store stay set ,because they use perservatives ,but for that length of time you should be fine.

Hope the birthday girl has a wonderful day!!


Heather 4 years ago

Thank you so much!! Can't wait to make them!

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