Maple Caramel Apples

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Recipe — Maple Caramel Apples
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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2 cups maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 4 apples
  • 4 popsicle sticks


  1. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pour maple syrup into a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, keeping a close watch.
  3. Let simmer until a drop of hot syrup turns to hard candy when dropped into a glass of very cold water.
  4. Meanwhile, insert a popsicle stick into the centre of each apple.
  5. Dip apples one by one into the hot caramel. Remove excess caramel with a spatula and place, head down, on the cooking sheet.
  6. Chill in refrigerator or keep at room temperature for 1 hour or so until caramel sets.

Refrigeration Time: 1 hour

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.