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View Poll Results: What variety of apples do you use for Caramel Apples?
Red Delicious 2 9.52%
Golden Delicious 2 9.52%
Gala 4 19.05%
MacIntosh 2 9.52%
Granny Smith 13 61.90%
Braeburn 0 0%
Fuji 2 9.52%
Jonagold 0 0%
Pink Lady 1 4.76%
Other 3 14.29%
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:40 PM   #1
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Type of Apples for Caramel Apples?

I was thinking that since I'd be covering apples with sweet caramel, I'd want to use a tart or tangy apple. What do you all like?

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Old 10-12-2005, 12:53 AM   #2
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i prefer gala's but i think fuji would work exceptionally well.
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:39 AM   #3
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I'd use Granny Smiths - they're quite firm, and have a nice tart bite to them.
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:18 AM   #4
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I ticked 'other' and I'm not sure whether you have the same varieties - but I like to use Worcester Pearmains, or Dunn's Seedlings or Cox's Orange Pippins - all are slightly smaller apples with a beautiful tart juice.
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:52 AM   #5
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It would be Elstar's for me, best darn apple I ever ate!
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:57 AM   #6
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Fujis, Macs, and Granny Smithes are all ones that I have used in the past. This year I'm using Granny Smithes again as I know ffrom experience that they hold up really well

(Cool question, Allen - can hardly wait for it to be close enough to Halloween to make these...hmm, wonder if I need a "tester" batch, for quality assurnace purposes, of course )
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:01 AM   #7
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Fujis, Macs, and Granny Smithes are all ones that I have used in the past. This year I'm using Granny Smithes again as I know ffrom experience that they hold up really well

(Cool question, Allen - can hardly wait for it to be close enough to Halloween to make these...hmm, wonder if I need a "tester" batch, for quality assurnace purposes, of course )
I think you need them tested until they are perfect......I can do that for you
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:19 AM   #8
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Oh and I forgot to mention, we call them toffee apples here
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:20 AM   #9
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Red, Granny, Macs, and Fuji... I'm not a huge fan of apples, but those are the ones I'll eat with caramel. Well I guess, if you deep fry or add a layer of sweetness to any of them, I'll eat it!
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:02 AM   #10
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Question....

In the past I have always just melted down store bought caramel candies to use as the coating. Here however I cannot seem to locate any soft caramels to melt! (Please) Could anyone share a TNT caramel recipe with me?
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