Thursday, November 4, 2010

twig mini caramel apples

So I was in the mood to make some kind of fall treat for a group of our friends. Where we live there are a couple of wild apple trees so I thought maybe mini caramel apples would be fun. No one can ever finishes a whole caramel apple anyway. I didn't have any sticks to put in the apples so when my husband was picking the apples I picked up a couple of apple branches from the ground and cut them into small sticks. I soaked and scrubbed the sticks to make sure they would be clean enough to use. I also cut the ends at an angle to make them sharp. Then in between naps and poopy diapers I managed to stick the apples, make the caramel and dip them. My favorite thing was that a lot of the apples still had there leaves on them.




17 comments:

  1. wow. these look amazing! i love that you left the leaves on the stems!!

    and your photos are stunning. what kind of camera do you use? i'm saving up for a new one and i love the quality of your photographs!

    thanks!

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  2. LOVE this idea!! So cute with the sticks.. my mom made mini carmel apples for my shower.. and everyone loved them

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  3. They turned out great! I'm wondering how they tasted? I recall Hume apples always being pretty tart but maybe we always picked them too early. And tart is good with caramel anyway. :) I made applesauce with them one year and that turned out well.

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  4. allyson, the baby apples are so cute on your cakestand! Wish we could be there to watch survivor and eat them with you guys :)

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  5. You are so creative, it practically makes me ill :) I love these! And can't wait to see you guys at Christmas!

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  6. Great idea!! :) Your blog is great! I will be back with some linky love for you. :)

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  7. One of the reasons I love this time of the year:)

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  8. These look amazing! I really want to eat one. :)

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  9. These look great! How did you do that caramel? And the caramel is firm and crisp right?

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  10. So darling! I love it. We moved to a farm this year and so I have a little apple orchard--with little apples--and a cow with lots of milk & cream for caramel...Going to try this this week!

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  11. Oh my goodness, how clever are you! They look so wonderful and have that cute look with the twigs!

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  12. i've been craving caramel apples lately and this post has inspired me to make them - hopefully just as cute as yours!!!

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  13. Love your blog, Allyson. I love your photography and your recipes. :) You visited my blog, kathyscooking.wordpress.com, and that's how I found yours. I'm going to be a frequent visitor!

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  14. I love the use of twigs in lieu of lollipop sticks! How creative and wonderful! Your blog is beautiful, and I love your photos. Can I ask what kind of camera and lens you use?

    Rachel

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  15. Hi I was wondering what recipe you used for your carmel, I've been trying to find a good one.

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  16. This is fantastic! http://www.bellinipics.com/blog

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  17. Love This! Takes caramel apples to a whole new level.

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