Monday, October 13, 2008

This is a keeper.

I'm always looking for a new tradition.  I think this one might be a keeper for the Fall.  
Nothing fancy.  Just some good ole fashioned...

caramel APPLE making

It was really easy, super fun and delicious to boot!

Here is a tip I found online.  For every cup of candy caramels, add 1 tablespoon milk.  Then microwave them until melted, stirring occasionally.  So easy.  Nothing Martha about it (sheena)



Emily was gracious enough to share some bites of her GINORMOUS apple smothered with caramel and Heath candy bar bits.  Jack had been eyeing it all night!

And because I had been dreaming of these for a week, I had to make my own special rendition of my favorite caramel apple E.V.E.R.  

1st layer - white chocolate
2nd layer - caramel
3rd layer - brown sugar with lots of cinnamon

You won't be disappointed!  It tastes like apple pie, but better!

15 comments:

sheena said...

oh my....white chocolate too!!! yum!! that is the biggest apple I've EVER seen.

and you are so non martha--I'm so sad you didn't grow your own apples and have your slaves harvest your home grown brownsugar. shame.

Jen Giorgis said...

Looks so yummy!!! I love the fall and all of the cooking and baking that goes along with it. Now if I could just figure out how to reach into the monitor and pull out that apple?!! Oh how I wish it were that easy.

Kaylynn said...

It's 8:00 in the morning and I am seriously drooling over that apple - please next time you guys make those - call me - I think I would make the 7 hour drive!

Oler Family said...

yum!! I know what we are doing for FHE next week! The white chocolate one looks divine!!

HeatherM said...

first things first i love jack's hair! it's a good thing you guys aren't close I'd be rubbing his head all the time! you know i will be calling soon to get details on the layers!

Chantel said...

I've been debating on whether it would be worth it to make caramel apples this year since I'm really the only apple eater in the house... but after seeing your yummy-enough-to-eat pics I've added caramel and apples to my grocery list. YummY!!!

The DeGraff 7 said...

the kids are now freaking out and begging me to do this with them...they LOVE seeing Jack-adorable (not so) lil' guy. i'll let ya know how our apple making goes-YUM!

Marie said...

Yum! I must buy caramels tomorrow!

summer said...

Ummm. delish! Please bring one on saturday...

California Roney's said...

Yummy, those look so good!

meeshw said...

Ali...very impressed! My fave is white choc, caramel and brown sugar too! Never thought though of making it myself...will have to try! By the way...you have seriously cute kids.

Jana said...

Oh man the apple pie caramel apples from rocky mountain chocolate factory are my FAVORITE! Now I need one.

HEATHER D said...

Wowsers, I know need to clean off the slobber that is on my computer. Those look so YUM! You are my Martha hero.
hdw

Julia H. Doolittle said...

Hey Ali you even moved me...It was John's Sunday to teach the High Priest's Quorum and they have become acustomed to goodies when he teaches so I did the caramel apples. We didn't get home from Dinner Group until after 11:00 p.m. and I made about 2 dozen apples so I finally crawled into bed at 3:00 a.m. It went over well. I have a big Halloween Party this Saturday (64 invited...crazy I know) and thought about the apples, but I'd have to make homemade caramel just to make the process faster. I do have some "goulish" games planned and "devilish" desserts. On Halloween night it will be the 28 Senate Pages and Courtney has informed me that it can't be lame it has to be the best party of the year...no pressure though (we are talking "hard to please 16 year-olds" as you well know...wish me luck.

Thanks for your blog. I enjoy keeping up on your family. You're a great writer and a wonderful photographer.

Love you guys.

Julie

sheena said...

really though.....where have you gone?