How to Make Christmas Caramel Apples

By Max. D Gray. Updated: June 11, 2018
How to Make Christmas Caramel Apples

A very typical Christmas recipe in the United States are caramel apples, though this delicious dish is not only popular in North America. As the years have gone by, it's become popular around the world, and the truth is that it's a delicious and very simple way to make the little ones happy with something sweet and different, especially as many don't like Christmas pudding. Take a look at this recipe on how to make Christmas caramel apples and enjoy your dessert!

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Steps to follow to make this recipe:

To make Christmas caramel apples, you'll need some red apples, such as fuji or red delicious. Make sure they are preferably small in size. For the wooden pop sticks, a great idea to decorate them for Christmas is to paint them white and red as if they were sugar canes or to add a sparkly ribbon to them.


To start this recipe, wash and dry all of the apples thoroughly, then prick them with the pop stick in the middle (remove the stem beforehand if it's still on the apple). Leave them prepared for when the caramel is ready.

Prepare your final coatings too, as you'll have to decorate your apples as soon as you have added the caramel so it sticks. Add the shredded coconut pieces on one plate, this will make your caramel apples look snowy. Add the red and green caramel bits on another plate to create a Christmasy color scheme.


Put a saucepan with the water and brown sugar on high heat. Once the sugar has dissolved and the water is boiling (160° C, 320°F), quickly add the vinegar and butter. Mix carefully with a wooden spoon so the sugar doesn't stick tot the sides for around five minutes until you get the right consistency.

Once the mixture reaches 120 degrees Celcius (248 Fahrenheit) it's ready to be removed.

How to Make Christmas Caramel Apples - Step 3

A trick to determine if the caramel is ready if you don't have a thermometer is to take some out of the saucepan with a spoon and pour it in a glass of water. If it hardens once it comes into contact with the water, the mixture is ready.


Prepare a tray with parchment paper. This is where you'll leave the apples once they're caramelized.


Once the caramel is ready, remove from heat and dip the apple in the mixture, holding it well from the stick while you turn the apple around until it's completely sunken. Dip half of the apple in either the coconut or the caramel bits halfway up. Once you're done, put it on the tray.


When you've covered all your apples, put the tray in the fridge to help the caramel harden quicker. You can also use melted chocolate instead of caramel too for this recipe.

You can now enjoy your delicious Christmas caramel apples!

How to Make Christmas Caramel Apples - Step 7

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  • Dry the apples well before submerging in the caramel, otherwise they won't stick.

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