Jack Horner Caramel Apples

Children's favorite caramel apples made with sweetened condensed milk.

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  • 8 medium size (2 to 3 pounds) apples
  • 1 1/3 cups (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Wash and dry apples. Insert 4 to 6 inch wooden skewers in stem ends. Set aside.
  2. Combine in a heavy saucepan the sweetened condensed milk (NOT EVAPORATED), sugar, syrup and brown sugar. Cook to 234 degrees F (soft ball stage - remove from heat while testing). Stir constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract.
  4. Quickly dip and twirl apples in syrup to coat evenly.
  5. Cool on a well-greased cookie sheet, skewers upright.

Yield: 8 caramel apples

Posted by Olga at Recipe Goldmine 9/24/02 7:45:01 am.