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NO MESS Homemade Caramel Apples

Author: Kelly the Kitchen Kop


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar preferably a natural sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream whipping cream, NOT ultra-pasteurized
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon sea salt for a salty caramel taste
  • Apples about 1/2-1 per person, chopped


Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Add sugar and cream  (add salt at this point if you want a salty caramel taste).  Stir until sugar dissolves and it starts to bubble, thicken and a brown a little.  Then assemble in this order:

  • Chop apples into a serving bowl (preferably local & organic)
  • Sprinkle chopped crispy nuts over the apples
  • Spoon homemade caramel on top
  • Add a dollop of real whipped cream, if desired