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A plate of 4 maple syrup caramel apples, 2 of which are dipped in chopped pecans.
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Maple Caramel Apples

These maple caramel apples start out with delicious maple syrup - and a few basic ingredients - and are super easy to make. Super tasty!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 10 Caramel apples
Calories: 512kcal


  • Wooden sticks


  • 2 cups Light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup Pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 ½ cups Heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 10 Large apples chilled


  • Grease a cookie sheet, and/or line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Prepare the apples: Remove all stems and stickers (if applicable).
    Wash apples well, and dry completely - moisture will prevent the caramel from sticking.
  • Insert stick into apple – They should go in at least halfway. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine everything except the vanilla extract and apples.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Once boiling, brush the sides of the pan down with a wet pastry brush to remove any sugar crystals, and affix a candy thermometer to the pan.
    Make sure the tip of the thermometer is in the sugar mixture, but not touching the bottom of the pan.
  • Boil - without stirring - until mixture reaches 240 F (115 C).
  • Once mixture reaches 240F (115 C), remove from heat, gently stir in the vanilla
  • Allow caramel to cool - and thicken a little - for 5-10 minutes, before dipping anything in it.
  • CAREFULLY dip each apple, one at a time, turning to coat completely & evenly.
    Let excess drip back into the pan, then place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Be VERY careful – sugar burns are NOT fun!
  • Dip the remaining apples, until dipping caramel is used up.
  • Note: If the caramel mixture is running off the apples, let it sit for a few more minutes to thicken up before dipping the apples.
  • Allow the maple caramel coating to cool completely.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and enjoy, or wrap in cellophane to enjoy later.



Note: Nutritional information provided is for the entire amount of caramel, which won't all make it onto the apples.


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg