Double Dipped Gourmet Caramel Apples

posted by Connie R G 09-19-99 6:43 PM

Double Dipped Gourmet Caramel Apples
Categories: desserts, kathy's, fruits

4 to 5 medium apples
Wooden sticks
2 (14 oz) pkgs. caramels(96) divided
4 tb Water, divided

First caramel layer: Wash and dry apples. Insert sticks into stem end of each apple.

Microwave 1 package of the caramels and 2 tb. of the water in small deep microwave safe bowl on high 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 min., or until smooth, stirring every min. If sauce is to thin, let stand about 2 min. before dipping apples.

Dip apples into hot caramel sauce, turn until coated. Scrape excess sauce from bottom of apples. Place on greased wax paper. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

Second caramel layer: After refrigerating, repeat microwaveing and dipping directions with remaining 14 oz caramels and 2 tb. water for second caramel layer. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

Decorate as desired after refrigeration. Store decorated apples in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 15 min. before serving to allow caramel to soften.

Decorating Ideas:
Caramel pecan: roll warm caramel apple in chopped pecans

Double chocolate: drizzle cooled caramel apple first with melted white chocolate and then with dark chocolate.

Coconut almond: roll warm caramel apple in coconut and/or sliced almonds.

Cool, then dip bottom of apple in melted chocolate.

To drizzle melted chocolate: Pour melted chocolate into a sealable plastic bag. seal well, pushing out any excess air. With scissors, carefully cut corner of bag to make a very small hole. Drizzle chocolate while turning apple.

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