~ Caramel Apples ~

8 firm apples
8 wooden sticks
1 1/3 cups evaporated milk
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tbs.. butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla

Wash & dry apples. Remove stems. Insert wooden stick where stem was.

Put milk, syrup, and sugar into pot. Heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Boil,
stirring continually, until soft ball stage (240F or 115C). Soft ball stage is

when a drop in cold water forms a soft ball. Remove from heat.

Add butter and vanilla. Dip apples. Let excess caramel drip off over pan
before setting on a greased cookie sheet. Reheat caramel if it starts to
Let cool before eating.