Sweet treats

Published 3:07 pm Monday, November 30, 2015

Caramel Apple Recipe

Caramel Apple Recipe

Stone Hollow Farmstead shares a caramel apple recipe for the holidays

Recipe by Stone Hollow Farmstead

Photos by Dawn Harrison

Caramel apples have a festive feel to them. While they are historically associated with Halloween and carnivals, the treats are enjoyed throughout the year and make an easy and tasty treat for the holidays.

Kraft, Inc. claims that an employee named Dan Walker came up with the idea for caramel apples in the 1950s. While that likely isn’t true – or is at least hard to prove – it makes for a great story.

In this issue, Stone Hollow Farmstead offers a recipe for homemade caramel. The caramel is easy to cook, and perfect to throw together before a party.

Stone Hollow Farmstead is an artisan farm located at 2006 Dead Hollow Farm in Harpersville. For more information, visit Stonehollowfarmstead.com or call 800-285-8950. Information from the story provided by Entrée.com.



Caramel Apples

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup cream

4 Tbsp. butter

One vanilla bean, sliced open and scraped




  1. Mix the brown sugar, cream, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until the mixture gets thicker.
  3. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further.
  4. Turn off the heat, cool slightly and pour the sauce into a bowl.
  5. Put stick in apple and dip into caramel. Let cool/harden on wax paper.
  6. Refrigerate leftover caramel in jar until cold.