Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012

This healthy caramel apple recipe has just enough caramel to give a nice hit of salty-sweet flavor in each bite for a tasty dessert.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped unsalted nuts, such as peanuts or pecans
  • 6 small apples, such as Eve or Paula Red


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  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and coat with cooking spray. Coat a tablespoon measure with cooking spray.
  2. Combine brown sugar, agave, butter and salt in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat; as soon as the syrup starts to lightly bubble around the edges, cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute more. Add nuts and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar is melted and the mixture darkens, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  3. Working quickly, spoon about 1 tablespoon of caramel over each apple. Repeat, spooning another tablespoon of caramel over each apple, turning as you pour.
  4. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Insert popsicle/craft sticks into the tops. Press any stray strands of caramel back onto the apples. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in wax paper at room temperature for up to 1 day.
  • Equipment: Wooden popsicle/craft sticks
  • Shopping Tip: Choose unbruised, firm apples with smooth skin. Store for up to 4 months in the refrigerator.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 225 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 44 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 38 g sugars; 23 g added sugars; 199 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 23 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 54 mg sodium; 206 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 1½ fruit, 1½ other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 1

November 06, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Didn't work My carmel topping wouldn't stay on the apple. I think the agave made it too runny. Otherwise they would have been great. Pros: tastes great Cons: carmel is too thin and runs off
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