Children's favorite caramel apples made with sweetened condensed milk.
8 medium size (2 to 3 pound) apples
1 1/3 cups (15 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Wash and dry apples. Insert 4 to 6 inch wooden skewers in stem ends. Set aside.
Combine in a heavy saucepan the sweetened condensed milk (NOT EVAPORATED), sugar, syrup and brown sugar. Cook to 234 degrees F (soft ball stage - remove from heat while testing). Stir constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in:
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Quickly dip and twirl apples in syrup to coat evenly. Cool on a well-greased cookie sheet, skewers upright.
Makes 8 caramel apples.