In celebration of fall, Chef Tim Keller shares his caramel apples recipe for a seasonal favorite treat. He uses sweet Harry & David apples and finishes with a flourish of spun sugar. These caramel apples are simply elegant and easy to prepare as an appetizer, afternoon snack or dessert.

DIY Caramel Apple

Elegant Caramel Apples

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  • 4 Harry & David red apples
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 24 skewers


  • Place the sugar in a small sauce-pot and gently stir in the water.
  • Cook on medium high heat until light golden brown.
  • While sugar is cooking, cut the apples into 6 even slices, discarding the core.
  • Cut the bottom of each slice until it stands securely.
  • Skewer the cut end of each apple.
  • While the caramel is warm, hold the skewer, and dip each apple slice.
  • As you remove the slice from the caramel, allow excess caramel to drip off.
  • Continue to hold, until caramel hardens.
  • Gently remove the skewer and place on parchment paper until ready to serve.

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