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1 cup sugar
½ cup heavy cream
10” square piece of styrofoam
6 Popsicle sticks or small wooden dowels
6 Red Delicious or Golden Delicious apples
3 oz. white chocolate
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped nuts
heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine water and sugar. Over low heat,
stir mixture gently until sugar is completely dissolved. Increase
heat to medium low and cook, without stirring, until mixture is a
dark amber color. Remove from heat and carefully stir in heavy
cream (mixture will bubble up and spatter a bit, then subside.)
Set aside to cool and thicken. Cover styrofoam with waxed paper
to catch caramel drippings (this will be a stand for caramel
apples). Insert Popsicle sticks into bottom center of apples. Dip top
half of each apple into thickened caramel. Insert bottom of
Popsicle sticks into styrofoam, allowing apples to stand upright
so caramel runs down sides of each apple. Refrigerate to harden.
Meanwhile, melt white chocolate in top of double boiler above
gently simmering water; stir until smooth. Transfer melted
chocolate to pastry bag fitted with small writing tip. Drizzle
thin, random strips of white chocolate over each caramel apple.
Repeat melting and drizzling with semi-sweet chocolate. Sprinkle
with chopped nuts.