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Caramel Apples

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Ingredients:
1 cup - Florida Crystals® Organic Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 cup - Florida Crystals® Natural Cane Sugar
1/2 cup - corn syrup, light
1/2 cup - water
1 tbsp. - butter or margarine
1 tsp. - vanilla
6 - apples, medium (stems removed)
6 - wooden skewers or Popsicle sticks
2 1/2 cups - chopped nuts of your choice

Preparation:
Grease cookie sheet. Place chopped nuts on a dinner plate and set aside.

In saucepan, combine sugars, corn syrup and water. Cook over low heat, swirling pan occasionally, until sugars are dissolved and begins to boil. Boil without stirring until mixture reaches 270°F on candy thermometer (soft crack stage). Stir in butter and vanilla. Insert skewer in stem end of each apple and swirl in syrup until coated. Remove quickly and roll in the nuts to coat. Stand on cookie sheet to cool.

Serving Quantity: Makes 6 servings


Quick Tip:
A gloriously sweet and gooey reminder of childhood! Be aware that apples from the produce section are usually coated in wax. Dip your apple into a pot of boiling water for about 10 seconds, then wipe the wax off. This will help the caramel to adhere.

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