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Celebrate The Caramel Apple By Making One!

Updated on October 13, 2017

Yes, October 31st is National Caramel Apple Day!

Autumn is the best time to find apples to dip in luscious golden caramel!. October 31st is National Caramel Apple Day in the US, or if you cannot wait, some "food calendars" have Caramel Apple Day as October 21st!

Actually, the food holiday police would not arrest you if you choose to celebrate on BOTH days!

  • Might I suggest the Mini Caramel Apple Tutorial (that is a link-scroll over it and right click to go there) as a fun activity. You will need Granny Smith apples, a melon baller, lemon juice, mini cupcake papers, bamboo skewers, crushed nuts, and purchased caramel apple dip.

There are three more "caramel apple" recipes on this page.

  • The first is for the easiest caramel apple; next is one for Goolish caramel apples;
  • the best I saved for last--"Caramel Apple Newton Crisp".

[Image of the mini caramel apples:Sakurako Kista on Flickr with Creative Commons Search]

How do you enjoy eating a caramel apple?

I will never forget the first caramel apple from which I took a bite. I was in 4th grade and I had just gotten a temporary cap on my front tooth (I had knocked it in half the previous summer). Do I need to tell you what happened? I can tell you one thing, it was not the first time that that cap came off! That being said, I choose the second method of eating an apple -- covered in caramel or not!

You can make a comment after you choose your side!

Goo-lish Caramel Apple Slices Recipe:

A KID FRIENDLY RECIPE!

1. Put unwrapped caramels and the water in a medium saucepan. Cook until caramels are melted and smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

2. Arrange apple slices on a pizza plate or pan. Use a spoon to drizzle caramel mixture over apples.

3. Put chocolate pieces and shortening in small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture is melted and smooth, stirring constantly. Use another spoon to drizzle the chocolate mixture over the caramel-covered apples. Sprinkle with nut topping. Let stand at room temperature for up to 10 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

"Culinary Cafe" (a website that no longer exhists) is the source for this recipe.

Kraft Caramels - The original!

Kraft Caramels, 11-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)
Kraft Caramels, 11-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)

So who cares if you have to unwrap the candies? I absolutely become addicted to these original Kraft Caramels if they are even in the house. Most of the candy ends up NOT on an apple. I have purchased other brands of caramels, and have found that the quality and creaminess of these Kraft candies are superior.

 

Caramel Apple Newton Crisp Recipe:

Ingredients:

2 medium baking apples, sliced (about 2 cups)

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

8 KRAFT Caramels, flattened

8 Caramel Apple NEWTONS Snackable Dessert Cookies, cut diagonally in half

Preparation:

PREHEAT oven to 350F. Spray 4 ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray. Toss apple slices with lemon juice and cinnamon. Spoon evenly into prepared ramekins.

TOP evenly with caramels and cookies.

BAKE 25 min. or until apples are tender. Cool slightly.

Calories 230 per serving (4)

Nabisco World is the source for this recipe.

© 2008 Mickie Goad

What are your thoughts about celebrating National Caramel Apple Day? - Nuts or Not?

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      Mickie Goad 3 years ago

      @SusanSuggests: I actually like caramel better than the apples.

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      SusanSuggests 4 years ago

      Great lens! Now I'm craving Caramel Apples!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love caramel. I love apples. Perfect combination.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      @ShariBerry: Yes, it is the perfect season to celebrate caramel apples. In fact, Southern Living Magazine's 2012 Sept. Issue has some really good recipes with a caramel apple flavor!

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      Sharon Berry 5 years ago from Michigan

      Autumn is the perfect time to celebrate the caramel apple. What a great lens.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Last year, I received as a gift, a huge caramel apple that was purchased off the intenet. It was very special and I will always remember it.

      Thank you for including my Candy Apple Painting on this yummy lens!

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      ScareYouDiva 6 years ago

      The apples look great. Nice lens.

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      agoofyidea 6 years ago

      Yum!! Caramel and apples go together like pb&j. Great lens.

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      Jimmie Lanley 7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      A food this good certainly deserves its own holiday! LOL! Love caramel, and apples are such a classic fall fruit. Yummy lens.

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      jgall34 lm 7 years ago

      I always have a carmel apple aroung halloween, i think they are great.

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      Sensitive Fern 7 years ago

      This looks really yummy. You can't go wrong with sweetened condensed milk. :)

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      LouisaDembul 7 years ago

      I have only seen this on TV.....but now I have to try! It sounds easy enough to make them, we will see in practice!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yummy caramel apples certainly put toffee apples to shame, for me anyway.

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      These look scrummy, thanks, thumbs up :)

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Mouthwatering Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      MissPuppy 7 years ago

      Yummy! Nice lens.

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      eclecticeducati1 8 years ago

      YUM!!! Caramel apples are so yummy. What a cute lens. :)

      ~Lynn

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Tasty Carmel Apple Lens. Cool~I don't have to unwrap caramels. I have to try it! Thanks! :)

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I love caramel apples. Thanks for adding it to Recipes, Reviews and Food Collection>/a>

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      oneskms 8 years ago

      They look so tempting and I've never tried one before - gonna have to take a shot at this....

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      tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

      Oh, I do love caramel apples ... haven't had one in so long!

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      Caramel apples were always my favorites! This looks so good! Thank you for introduction to the candied apple maker! I have never sen one before.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      yummy. I love Caramel Apples but did not know there was a National Caramel Apple Day so I will be celebrating this year. Thank you.

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      Sojourn 8 years ago

      Beautiful, delicious, and I needed a bib through the whole lens. Darn it! I really want a caramel apple now!!! LOL

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      Light-in-me 8 years ago

      Yummy, great job made me hungry for caramel apples !!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Nicely done!

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      I love caramel apples! Nice work!

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      Lloyd Pinto 8 years ago from Mumbai

      Totally Yummy! Loved the way you posted that hint on one of your boxes! 5* and a fave!

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      Kathy McGraw 8 years ago from California

      This made me hungry....nice job on the presentation :) 5'd :)

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Mmmmmm nice.... I loved the link through to the farmers market - those caramel apples were very tempting! 5* from me! :)

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Super lens!

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Very nice lens... Caramel apples are one of the best things about fall. Squid Angel Blessed.

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      Anthony Godinho 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Delicious lens and great use of HTML!

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Enjoyed your Holiday Lens! Sweet & Delicious & the right amount of color. I love caramel apples. What a great holiday! :)

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      Love the colors on this lens! Well done!

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      Laniann 8 years ago

      I like apples and caramel so why not celebrate National Caramel Apple Day. Yes, for the nuts.The music is good for a haunted house. 5*