Salted Caramel Apple Recipe from The Chew
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Serves: 6
  • 6 Granny Smith, honey crisp, or Pink Lady apples
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup peanuts, chopped
  • ½ cup almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flaky sea salt
  • 6 craft sticks
  • Candy thermometer
  1. Bring a small pot of water to a rolling boil.
  2. Dip each apple in boiling water, then wipe dry with paper towel, to remove wax coating. Set
  3. aside.
  4. Remove the stem of each apple, and insert a craft stick in its place.
  5. In a medium, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, combine the honey, cream, and salt.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat until it simmers.
  7. Using a candy thermometer to read temperature, bring to a reading of 265°F, stirring slowly and
  8. constantly, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Place a sheet of parchment or wax paper onto a baking sheet, and coat lightly with nonstick spray.
  11. Carefully twirl each apple in the caramel mixture and set onto prepared sheet.
  12. On individual plates, place the peanuts, almonds, walnuts, and sea salt.
  13. After caramel has cooled slightly, about 10 minutes, fold the pooled coating on the bottom of the apple upward.
  14. Roll in desired toppings, and serve.
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