Caramel Apples

There were requests on Saturday for the caramel apples we made last year. We like to try new things each year but we agree that they were a winner! Here is the recipe we used, if you would like to make them at home.

Camp Riverbend

Last year’s Family Camp day was a huge success.  There was canoeing, arts&crafts, lanyard making, gaga, cooking, and more.  We have some equally fun activities planned for this year’s Family Camp Day.

We thought with apple picking season upon us, you might like the caramel recipe we used last year for the caramel apples.  We found it through trial and error of several recipes we found online.  The one that came out the best was Grandma Betty’s Caramel Apples.

Here it is!


  • 12 whole apples
  • ¼ cups butter
  • 1 cup light corn syrup (this is not the same as high fructose corn syrup)
  • 14 ounces, fluid condensed milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Preparation Instructions

Assemble all ingredients: wash and dry apples, insert sticks, and butter a cookie sheet and dinner plate before starting to cook.

Heat all ingredients, except vanilla in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium/low heat…

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