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Hi All,

Does anyone out there in spookville have a quick easy method for making caramel apples? I have to make 100.

How far in advance can they be made? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Move fast and carry lots of sticks? lol
Dip, turn, set....dip, turn, set....and repeat till you have 100 :D

Refrigerate the apples ahead of time and make them in smaller batches. Those would be my tips.
They will stay good for one week out of the fridge and two weeks in the fridge.
I assume you have the recipe already.

Good luck!
 

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I'd make sure the apple is free of wax. It's hard for the caramel to stick to the apple if it's coated with wax.
 

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I'd take her suggestion....they dont call her 'dipped' stix for nothing :D
 

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Granny Smith apples are traditionally used.
I've always used the Kraft caramel apple kit with great success!
 

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Rikki and I both made caramel apples last year and we had trouble getting the caramel to stay (originally it stayed but after refrigerating them the caramel slid right off down to the bottom. :( probably was the wax not sure how to fix that.
 

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Granny Smith apples are traditionally used.
I've always used the Kraft caramel apple kit with great success!
We use this too with no problems.

We cover one onion with caramel as a trick. The person who bites into gets a prize. It's very funny.

Kaye
 

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Ewww that's nasty! Wonder where I can find caramels here :D
 

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A few years ago we used a brush on the apples hoping to remove all the wax, then when we dipped the caramel stayed on good. I've never had any luck with the kits :( There was never enough caramel to cover the apples and in my attempt to stretch it, ripped it. But I probably picked too big of apples in the first place:rolleyes:
 

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did you use just a basting brush and did you put anything on it first when you used it to get the wax off? :)
 

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I read this today online..

A tablespoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of baking soda can be added to a sinkful of water to make a good scrubbing solution. This can remove the wax and any pesticides which might be trapped underneath it."
 

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did you use just a basting brush and did you put anything on it first when you used it to get the wax off? :)
No special kind of brush just your average little kitchen brush that you would use to help pick gunk off of burnt pans and a little bit of dish soap. Just be sure to rinse good after :)

Also I remember seeing it advertised a while back that there's something you can get at the store, you soak fruit in it, or spray it on to get of the wax and the peticides, any ideas?
 

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^^That's what I was going to suggest. Seems this time of year (at least here in the US) many grocers put bags of apples on sale. Might get a good deal buying in bulk-bagged.

PS Thanks dippedstix for the tip about the scrub. Will try that for sure.
 
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