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Old 11-27-2007, 02:23 PM   #11
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Look for Caramel apple wraps in your grocery store. Check in the Produce Department.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:19 PM   #12
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I love the idea of infusing vodka, especially for the holidays. It puts everyone in the holiday "spirit."
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:00 PM   #13
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Look for Caramel apple wraps in your grocery store. Check in the Produce Department.
Seen those... heck I think I even HAVE a box that got buried in the pantry. Have to check and see if those are still viable.

Might be a little fiddly cutting those wraps to size... We're talking caramel apples at 1:10 scale.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:15 PM   #14
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Might be a little fiddly cutting those wraps to size... We're talking caramel apples at 1:10 scale.
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If ya got any young kids, let them help!! They'll have a ball!
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:28 PM   #15
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As true as that may be, my fiance and I don't (yet) have a zygote in the works, much less one old enough to help cook.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:02 PM   #17
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I wouldn't want to deprive you of (what is apparently) a well regarded source of cheap kitchen labor.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:45 PM   #18
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Anyway... attempted this on a small scale. After getting some help with the caramel, I dipped the little apple balls in it.

It worked about halfway. The first 10 or so I did got runny since I had them out on the counter (on a cookie sheet, with parchment paper).

So I stuck the cookie sheet in the fridge and used small sheets of foil to transfer small batches. Silly me. Foil + Sticky stuff = Problems.

Though they held up better than the first set, getting them off the foil was impossible.

To make matters worse, the fact that they don't have a peel means the juice of the apple can (and will) make the caramel unstable, so if the caramel is stuck to anything, the apple and toothpick go one way, and the caramel goes another.

Next time I try this, definately going to have waxed paper on hand (which should deal with the stickiness problem) and going to remove the finished product from the waxed paper with a spatula or some other flat object.
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Anyway... attempted this on a small scale. After getting some help with the caramel, I dipped the little apple balls in it.

It worked about halfway. The first 10 or so I did got runny since I had them out on the counter (on a cookie sheet, with parchment paper).

So I stuck the cookie sheet in the fridge and used small sheets of foil to transfer small batches. Silly me. Foil + Sticky stuff = Problems.

Though they held up better than the first set, getting them off the foil was impossible.

To make matters worse, the fact that they don't have a peel means the juice of the apple can (and will) make the caramel unstable, so if the caramel is stuck to anything, the apple and toothpick go one way, and the caramel goes another.

Next time I try this, definately going to have waxed paper on hand (which should deal with the stickiness problem) and going to remove the finished product from the waxed paper with a spatula or some other flat object.
well, guess caramel in a bowl and apple slices on toothpicks solves that one..
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:55 AM   #20
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Thanks for the report, Vapor!

How did they taste? Was it worth doing again?

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