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Honey Caramel Apples

Charlotte Anderson @ Carolina Honeybees, LLC
Use honey instead of corn syrup or tons of sugar to make these delicious homemade honey caramel apples. Enjoy the sweet tangy taste sensation and add a little fiber to your diet. You don't have to wait for Fall - enjoy them year-round.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 527 kcal


  • 6 apples medium
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup pecan pieces


  • Wash and dry the apples. Insert a wooden stick or skewer into each and place on a piece of parchment or a paper lined pan. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  • Put heavy cream and honey in a large pan and heat to a boil over medium-high heat. Watch it closely as it will boil over! Then, reduce to simmer and continue heating until the mixture reaches 260° F on candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat. Dip each chilled apple in the honey caramel mix and roll to coat. Roll in nuts to coat bottom half of apple if desired. Set on paper lined pan and allow to cool.


Be careful - hot caramel is yummy but it will burn you.  Avoid drips and don't taste test too soon.
Caramel made with honey does tend to be thinner than that made with corn syrup.  Keep this in mind and do not get in a hurry when allowing it to thicken.
When making honey caramel apples in humid weather, the coating can be challenging.  If this happens, you might have to double dip. Honestly, I try to do it on days when the humidity is lower.


Serving: 1gCalories: 527kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 3gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 336mgFiber: 6gSugar: 67gVitamin A: 692IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword caramel apples, cooking with honey, honey apples
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