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Monday, October 10, 2011

Spider Webbed Caramel Apples


Caramel Apples have been a 
Purple Chocolat Home tradition for
ages now.

Click here to see my
 "Mrs. Jacqueline'sGourmet Caramel Apples"
  that I dipped
last year and to get the recipe for my
easy homemade caramel.  Once you have
tried this easy recipe, you will never spend
your time unwrapping those other caramels!




Last year I made them before Beaulah
came out of her box, so this year she thought she
would get in on the fun and make them a little
spookier.



Just dip your apples completely covering
the entire apple.  Place the covered apple on
a well buttered piece of foil so it won't stick
to the foil.  Let it cool completely so that the
chocolate won't slide off the warm caramel.

We chose to cut a twig off the apple tree
for our "stem".

Place your apple on an upturned
glass that you have buttered the bottom of
(so your beautiful creation won't end
up stuck to the glass.)

Now pipe chocolate on using the smallest
tip and starting with  the vertical lines.

We started by
dividing the apple into quarters and then
smaller until you have 12 - 16 vertical
lines.  
It gets a little tricky as the apple curves
under toward the bottom.  You may want to
start from the bottom and connect halfway up.

Pipe the horizontal lines, turning the glass as you
go.  Don't worry if it doesn't seem perfect, ours
certainly were not.  When you are finished you
won't notice the flaws.


Great way to add some
Halloween drama to your
seasonal caramel apples.



(We actually went out with two of the grandkids
and braved the
rain and a little snow today to pick these
off the tree.   The snow actually came halfway
down the mountain!  Too early for my blood.)

If you didn't read my post from 
last year, tie CDs on your apple trees to keep
the birds from eating into every apple.  
They still munch on the ones that fall on
the ground.

  It works like a charm!

(Beaulah thought she would look
charming in sepia to match the 
color of the chocolate on the apples.)

Beaulah and I will be posting this with
Monster Mash


60 comments:

Esme said...

I remember your photos from May, I had wished I was there. I had never been there in the fall before, however it seemed like summer as they were in a heatwave with high 80's low 90's I had to buy a new wardrobe and never wore a sweater once. Just sat outside eating all the time. I loved caramel apples as a child, now that I pay my own dental bills I stay clear of them.

ButterYum said...

Oh yes - these are FANTASTIC, Jacqueline! I love, love, love them!!

:)
ButterYum

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jacqueline
Mmm, these look spooktacularly delicious.
Judith

Pondside said...

Oh my goodness....I'd be trick or treating at your door!

Barbara F. said...

Wow, the patience and skill you have to pipe chocolate! These are fantastic. xo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They look great Jacqueline! How fun to pick them from your own tree! Now, about that snow...

La Table De Nana said...

You have incredibly steady hands..These are works of art.
You're amazing.

once in a blue moon said...

what do i admire more, your steady spider hand, or your photography, both are works of art! and i want to devour this instantly... my kinda food!

janice15 said...

They are indeed very nice such a great idea..ty

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jacqueline,
You must have steady hand! They are gorgeous. We got apples yesterday (already picked).
Have a great week!
Carol

Unknown said...

I honestly don't know how you do it. These are perfection.

Julie Harward said...

You are so amazing my friend...to take the time to do this, you are a master of the details...these are awesome! :D

Val said...

These are so beautiful and creative.

Mari said...

OHHH how yummy :) thanks for sharing your yummy receipt with us all :)

xo~Mari

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Jackie darlin'!!!! You always have a fabulous recipe to share about the BEST FLAVOR IN THE WORLD! I remember when I was in 10th grade, we had a caramel apple sale at school. COVERED IN PEANUTS....I ate EIGHT OF THEM! How was I possible? teeeheeee

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Tanya said...

Each and every post makes me so happy I found your blog!

Mary said...

These are beautiful!! Your chocolate webs & photos are magazine material! That Beaulah is so inspiring :)

kitty said...

All I can say is "YUM"!!!!! How wonderful to have your own apple tree. I love the spider web coating. I'll bet Beaulah loves it too!!!!

Diane Hodrick said...

your web strings are so even...never happening like that for me...love the sepia pix too...

Daphne said...

These apples look both beautiful and delicious!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Snow already? Oh my! Your apples are gorgeous- you're so lucky to get them from your own trees. I have apple trees but the deer always get whatever apples happen to form. The CDs don't seem to bother them at all, either. Love your spidery-webs! :)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Oh my heavens, just when I think I've seen everything, this is too perfect!
I will be showing on my blog.
Warm Regards,
Susan

Lounging with a Latte said...

Gosh, never seen anything like those apples before. Wish I could reach out and have a taste of one!

Rettabug said...

Fabulous creations, Jacqueline! All your past Halloweeen posts have just been so much fun.
My computer got hit with a virus & I've been out of commission for awhile.

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Those are so cute, and look quite yummy! I love Caramel apples...I will have to try that with the kids.
Thanks so much for becoming a new follower of mine!

Have a lovely week!

Rachel~

Marlis said...

These apples look amazing.. I love the chocolate over the caramel. what a great way to "dine".. xo marlis

Mimi said...

So very creative!
Mimi

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

They really look professional, Jacqueline, and what a cute idea!

Beaulah does look stunning in sepia :)

Diann said...

Ww, these look so cool not to mention yummy!

Jacqueline said...

Ha ha, I just went to the store today and on the cover of, I think it was Family Circle (not sure) they had these same apples, less caramel, but they used the twigs too! I guess great minds think alike!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Oh, my lucky night...glad you shared the recipe for easy homemade caramel. I am so over unwrapping caramels every year!

Marigene said...

Those apples have too much work in them to eat! I can't imagine the amount of time it would take to do one so perfectly...

andrea said...

Holy cow! I want one right now! andrea@townandprairie

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I'm hosting a girls' night next week, and was looking for some fun treats to serve. I just might try these out! Glad I spotted your apples at a link party. Now I've got to see what else I can try!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Just LOVE this -- pinned it :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow,these look fantastic. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

Karen said...

They are works of art, so beautifully photographed.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I was JUST thinking that I needed some carmel apples for the Halloween themed tablescape I am creating. Too cute. And delicious.

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

You did a BEAUTIFUL job!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

These are gorgeous!You did such a beautiful job. I linked to yoy from These Chicks Cooked. Thanks!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow! So fancy!! Love this!

Marilyn said...

LOVE this.. Officially following ya with smiles.. I'm Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com and I would LOVE for you to stop in sometime/link this to my Pin Inspirational Thursdays link party happening now. TY.. Off to indulge in all this burst of creativity here.. :))

Jerri said...

These look fabulous! You did a great job!

Gina said...

I am SO impressed! My girlfriends and I got together a few days ago to do apples. . .they didn't even look edible. . .let alone beautiful! Way to go chica!

Kelsey said...

Love your blog! I just found you from TT&J... some amazing ideas. I did the melting snowman cookies last year but the witch is a hoot!

-Kelsey
www.poofycheeks.blogspot.com
www.snowconeslollipops.com

Amanda said...

These are beautiful! Almost too good to eat :) I've stumbled them and pinned them :)

Robin said...

I love this idea! I think I will try them with white chocolate spider webs. :0)

craftytexasgirls said...

Not that you need someone else to tell you... but those are awesome!!!
:) crafty texas girls

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

These are fabulous! But I know you already know that! I love love caramel apples!

Erin said...

These are so amazing looking! Excellent job! You are amazing!

Stephanie said...

These look fabulous! Such a great spin to the regular caramel apple. Pinned!

Stephanie
chocolatecoveredbuttons.blogspot.com

Pat's Pink Apron said...

These look fabulous! Pat

Kathleen said...

Those look so good!!!!I don't have the patience. Mine were plainer, but good!
You can come do mine for me.:)
You know they are not good for B's teeth! The few she has anyway!

Cindy said...

Those are so cool! My niece and nephew would love them. I'm sure they taste as good as they look, too! Have a great Sunday!
Cindy

Jojo said...

Those apples are amazing!

Tanya@takesix said...

Delicious looking apples. I love the chocolate web on the outside!! Everything is better with chocolate!

The Tablescaper said...

Yummm! So happy that you chose to join Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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Well, it seemed like summer as they were in a heatwave with high 80's low 90's I had to buy a new wardrobe and never wore a sweater once. Just sat outside eating all the time. I loved caramel apples as a child, now that I pay my own dental bills I stay clear of them."

Nicole Feliciano said...

I was whipping up pumpkin cookies this weekend for the kiddos--but your spooky treat is amazing. Love this time of year. If you get a chance, we'd love you have you join our recipe linky over at Momtrends:

http://www.momtrends.com/2011/10/friday-food-recipe-linky-bacon-egg-cheesy-poofs/

Mollie said...

These look absolutely AMAZING. I mean, I love caramel apples as is (and have been craving some) but these add the nice addition as being halloween themed, cute, and extremely clever. I want to try! Great Post!

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