If you are going into withdrawal because state and county fairs did not happen this year and you are craving those iconic caramel apples, you can easily make them at home, following a few simple steps.
Use unwaxed apples
Otherwise, the caramel will just slide right off into a pool underneath the apples.
Use granulated sugar instead of brown
Brown sugar contains more moisture and so will produce a wetter caramel that will not properly stick to the apples.
Temperatures do matter
Let the caramel cool to about 200 degrees F. before dipping.
Just as the temperature of the caramel is important, the temperature of the apples can affect the final product as well. Make sure they are not ice cold before getting bathed in the caramel. The drastic temperature drop will cause the caramel to seize.