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Super Simple Caramel Apple Recipe

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Long a Southern Favorite, caramel apples are a just right treat for fall! This super simple caramel apple recipe is one sure to please everyone.

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5 from 2 votes

Super Simple Caramel Apple Recipe

Fall treat, easy to make.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Debbie Lawrence


  • 6 fresh apples -washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 14 oz individually wrapped Caramel Candy -unwrapped
  • 6 magnolia branches or popsicle sticks


  • Wash apples and remove the stems.
  • Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple.
  • Set aside while you cook the caramel dip.
  • Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan coat evenly. Or drizzle each apple with the caramel mixture.
  • Smooth excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan.
  • Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and chill until ready to serve. (about 15 minutes or until firm)


Magnolia branches are food safe, wash them first then whittle one end to insert into apples. Be Sure to choose branches that are sturdy

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  1. Jennifer says

    5 stars
    It has been so long since I have had a caramel apple, and these look divine I am going to try this recipe out this fall!
    I had no idea magnolia branches are food safe either!