Thanksgiving Aprons Sale – Thanksgiving Caramel Apple Recipes

Ok, I’m already going Turkey Day crazy and loving some of the fun and fabulous thanksgiving aprons that I have been finding online.  You can see some of my favorite Thanksgiving Aprons below in the widget I placed in this post.  Anyways, with Thanksgiving coming, we also have Black Friday and Cyber Monday so everyone is getting ready to work their budgets for amazing fall foods like butternut squash and pumpkin and something I have been having a ton of fun doing is creating fabulous fall caramel apples that are perfect from now until Turkey Day.  Below are the recipes and a couple of test apples I made.  Also, don’t forget to click through one of the aprons and buy one so I can keep this site running and bringing you even more fun recipes and fabulous Thanksgiving Aprons.

Brown Thanksgiving Apron for Women

Brown Thanksgiving Apron for Women

Thanksgiving Aprons

Thanksgiving Aprons

Fall Caramel Apple Recipes

Here are the fabulous and fun ways I have done caramel apples.  I’ll start with how to make the caramel so you can do it and then go with decorating them.  After we know how to decorate I’ll give you some fabulous variations of how to change the taste of the caramel to make it even more fabulous and fun.

how to make caramel apples

how to make caramel apples

Making the Caramel Sauce and dipping your apples:

After you rinse off your apples in warm water to get all of the wax off and remove the stems so you can put the wooden skewers in, fill a microwaveable bowl full of unwrapped caramels.  This is a regular sized soup bowl in the picture.  Then add in two tablespoons of water.  Now put it in the microwave for 1 minute on high heat.  Take it out and stir it with something that the caramel won’t stick to as easily.  You can use a frosting stick, fork, spoon, etc…  Now put it back in the microwave for another 1 or 2 minutes and then stir again.  You may notice the caramel looks like it has dirty water in it…this is normal and as you stir it until it becomes a thick liquid you can dip your apples in like you would expect to see with a caramel apple. Once your caramel is ready to dip your apples in, lay a sheet of wax paper or find a non stick pan to place your apples on.

Take one apple and dip it into the caramel sauce.  Hold it over the bowl and let the caramel drip off of it until the dripping slows to every 10 or 15 seconds.  I pulled the excess off with a spoon.  Now you are ready to decorate the apple you dipped.

easy way to make caramel apples

easy way to make caramel apples

Pumpkin caramel apples:

This one is fun.  Place orange M&Ms or M&M minis on a plate and roll your caramel apple through it.  Now you have a fun caramel apple that looks like a pumpkin.  You can also color the stick green.

Candycorn apples:

One that I love is to roll it through candy corns.  It looks very fall and festive.

Leaves:

If you have chocolates that are shaped like leaves, you can place them around the apples by hand and then fill in the excess space with red, yellow and other fall color M&Ms to decorate the apples.

Pumpkin Caramel Apples:

One way to change the flavor and make your caramel apples more fun for the fall is to add in a bit of pumpkin spice and other fall flavors.  Mix it into the caramel as you’re spinning and make sure to take a small taste, but don’t burn your mouth.  These can taste awesome if you do it right.

Salted caramel chocolate apple:

Take 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and mix it into the caramel.  Then once you have it on, roll it in chocolate or use a double boiler to melt chocolate and dip the caramel apple a second time.  This one is amazing.

Regardless of what you like or love for Turkey Day, caramel apples are amazing and fun to make.  You can also find a ton of fabulous styles of Thanksgiving Apons on sale by clicking through any of the links and images you see on this blog.  Just make sure you click through and purchase without leaving the site (even for a coupon code) so I get credit for the sale and can pay for the site and to make new recipes.  Thank you again for reading and feel free to come back and share your favorite Thanksgiving Aprons, caramel apple recipes and how your holiday went.

 

Caramel Apple Kits and Halloween Aprons

caramel apple instructions

caramel apple instructions

caramel apple kit

caramel apple kit

the fruit company caramel apple kit

the fruit company caramel apple kit

I just got home from Las Vegas and even though I didn’t win any money, I did come home to a surprise from one of my favorite stores, The Fruit Company.  The Fruit Company features my favorite holiday gift baskets, fruits and fruit gifts and they actually sort of beat my all time favorite Harry and David pears when it comes to the all around gift and quality you get.  I had no idea that the fruit company actually did these fabulous caramel apple kits so you can make your own designer caramel apples at home and what I love even more is that they give you seriously easy instructions on how to make them.  Here is a link to buy The Fruit Company Caramel Apple Kit.  It is seriously cool and perfect for Halloween and here is an apron that is perfect to make them in.  I don’t think they carry them year round, it actually wouldn’t make sense for them to carry make your own caramel apple kits, but they probably will have some in their clearance section on sale after the holiday or right before Halloween since demand will probably go down after.  One other thing that I really love about this company is that they normally have some seriously fun and creative food gifts that you cannot find anywhere else.  Who else could create a do it yourself caramel apple kit that comes in a coffin for Halloween and actually looks like an awesome and high end gift.

make your own caramel apples kit

make your own caramel apples kit

caramel apple kit

caramel apple kit

From the shiny and sturdy black coffin shaped box that the make your own caramel apple kit comes in to the amazing green granny smith apples, caramels and fun candies to decorate them with, this is one of the coolest Halloween gifts I have seen.  If I knew that The Fruit Company had these do it yourself caramel apple kits, I probably would have ordered them and sent them to my friends for Halloween.  Not only are they cool, but they are creative, easy to make and fun for everyone of all ages (as long as you have a parent to supervise when you melt the caramel down to dip the apples in.

Everyone loves to eat them and now that you can buy a fun make your own caramel apple kit, you’ll love giving this gift and being able to let your friends and family enjoy them as well.   Next weekend when I have to go to a party, I am definitely going to invite people over here to get ready first and I am going to use my make your own caramel apple kit from The Fruit Company as a fun thing for everyone to eat before we go to the party.  I’ll also probably wrap one in plastic wrap and bring it to my friend who is hosting the party.

 

Black Sassy Halloween Apron

Black Sassy Halloween Apron


Spicy Black & White Flora Taffeta Apron – $33.95

 

black aprons for women

Black Halloween Aprons on Sale


Women’s Apron Sassy Black – $34.95

Retail Price: $44.95
You Save: $10.00


Sassy Black Lace Glove – $13.95

Retail Price: $23.95
You Save: $10.00