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Sweet and Salty Chocolate Drizzled Cider Caramel Apples.

Crisp autumn apples dipped into homemade apple cider caramel...made with cider, honey, and a touch of bourbon. Each caramel apple is then drizzled generously with chocolate, and finished off with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Calories: 663kcal



  • 1. Insert wooden twigs into the apples. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
    2. In a large saucepan, combine the apple cider, heavy cream, sugar, and honey.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F. on a candy thermometer, about 12-14 minutes total.
    3. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the butter, bourbon, and vanilla. Return to high heat and bring the mixture to 235-245 degrees F. Remove from the heat.
    4. Very carefully transfer the caramel to a heat proof bowl and let stand 2-3 minutes. 
    5. Swirl apples in caramel, allow the excess caramel to drip off. Place each apple on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples.
    6. Let the caramel apples set for about 15-30 minutes (in the fridge or on the counter), then drizzle each apple with melted chocolate. Dig in and get messy! Apple will keep for about a week in the fridge. 


Calories: 663kcal