Fall Picnic Caramel Apples


images (1)Fall is here, and that means it is time to bust out your puffy vests, dust off your favorite pair of boots, and start attending your ski fitness classes. It also means you better perfect your pumpkin spice latte orders and start trying to find the perfect recipe for your pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and apple pie recipes. If you are like me during the fall, then your kitchen turns into an aroma of caramel, pumpkin, apple and cinnamon spices starting the beginning of October. It is my favorite way to get ready for the chaos of the holiday baking season.

capple1This past weekend I headed up to Grand Teton National Park with my fiance to have a picnic and check out the beautiful fall colors. If you haven’t had a chance to drive through and check it out yet, I highly recommend it. We grabbed sandwiches from Creekside Market, and I had packed a sweet treat from home. Ashley Ost, owner of Everything But The Dress and Roam, shared with me a delicious caramel recipe for caramel dipped apples and I had to make them. Instead of making a whole large apple, I took a melon baller and balled out about six smaller mini-apples and stuck them on toothpicks. They were super easy to transport and the perfect bite-size, sweet treat to end our picnic.

Fall Picnic Caramel Apples


  • 2 apples, Granny Smith
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Using a melon baller, scoop out 5-8 balls of apple from two different apples.
  • Bring butter, sugar, vanilla, salt and corn syrup to a boil.
  • Add condensed milk.
  • Cook sugar mixture to 245 F (check with candy thermometer).
  • Remove from heat, dip apple and place on wax paper.
  • Allow to cool.

About Author

Mollie is a native Cape Codder who learned at an early age how to put a lobster to sleep, harvest cranberries, and dig for clams. After high school she followed her sense of adventure out west to the University of Wyoming where she graduated with marketing and communication degrees. She found herself making roots in Jackson, her fiance’s hometown, and using her sales skills combined with her love of anything delicious to join the Dishing sales team. She loves baking from scratch, large glasses of red wine, and hiking with her heeler, Newton. She’ll try anything, but remains a stuck up Cape Codder when it comes to seafood. If she didn’t catch it or see it come off the boat, don’t even try tempting her.

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