These apples scream October.
The calendar says it’s October fifteenth.
The weather says it’s December fifteenth.
Well, at least where I live. I hear it was seventy in Cleveland yesterday. Actually, I even got to see how summery and warm Cleveland looked yesterday. I was sent a video of my eldest brother on his drive home from work in his new ride. It’s a beat up old pick-up that he stole from my cousin and then finally just bought it from my uncle when his 1980’s Mercedes bit the dust.
The pick-up is a step up, but not by much.
Ah actually? My poor cousin Matt. I guess Creighton taking his car means he’s out of a car. Bummer.
FYI – The above photo, the one with the dirty hands holding the stick? Yeah, I promise those are not mine. Nope, those would be my younger teenage brother’s hands. Boys are disgusting.
My hands are in all the remaining photos. The tiny shriveled up hands. I do WAY too many dishes.
Anyway, it’s snowing like mad here.
It was snowing the day I made these caramel apples.
It’s still snowing four days later.
Alright, so we had a three-day break, but it sure feels darn cold.
Whatever, I am all about fall and doing fall things.
Even if it means carving pumpkins in the snow
If you think you can’t make caramel apples, think again.
They are actually really quick and easy, but you do have to have a candy thermometer. Really, it’s a must.
In order to get the perfect caramel for your apples you have to let the caramel reach about 235 degrees F. If it goes above 245 degrees F, your caramel is going to be rock hard. So invest in a candy thermometer. Trust me, it is so worth it and you will end up using it all the time. Now is an especially good time to get one with the holidays coming up!
Then all you need to do is find some twigs or sticks or whatever you can stick into your apples to hold on to them. Then just dip, roll in pecans and drizzle with chocolate. Let ‘em sit (or not, I totally did not) for fifteen to thirty minutes and then devour!!
Oh and can we talk about the sweet and spicy cinnamon bourbon pecans? Seriously, I could eat a couple of these a day.
An apple a day? Yes, please!