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Caramel Fondue and Apples

Caramel Fondue and ApplesCaramel apples are as much a part of fall as colored leaves and county fairs. This year, make it easy on yourself and let guests do the apple dipping into warm, yummy caramel fondue!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (14-ounce) package caramels
1/4 cup evaporated milk or half-and-half
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
5 medium Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and/or Red Delicious apples, washed and cut into bite-sized chunks
1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts or pecans
Skewers for dipping

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine caramels, milk and butter in 1-quart microwave-safe measure or bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) 2 to 3 1/2 minutes.
  2. Pour mixture into 1-quart fondue pot.
  3. Place chopped nuts in a shallow bowl.
  4. Provide skewers for dipping apple chunks into the warm fondue then into nuts.

Makes 10 appetizer servings.


  • Toss cut apples in 1 tablespoon lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • Omit the use of skewers and simply cut apples into wedges for dipping.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Washington Apple Commission.