A New and Improved Caramel Apple

Substitute sugar with SUE BEE® honey in this tasty autumn treat

Caramel apples are a sweet delight any time of year but, in the fall, when apples are fresh and the Halloween season looms, these treats are a must-have.

Unfortunately, they traditionally come with lots of sugar. But don’t fret, we’ve solved that problem by using SUE BEE® honey instead. Our honey gives the caramel a rich, creamy texture without all the graininess that comes with sugar.


1 1/4 cup SUE BEE® honey

6 fresh medium-size apples

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tbsp. butter

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 cup crushed cashews and/or colorful sprinkles

6 popsicle sticks

Red food coloring if you want that familiar caramel color


First, whisk your SUE BEE® honey with the whipping cream, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it begins to bubble. Then, reduce the heat to medium. Stir in some of the red food coloring (if you want) to get the color your desire.

You don’t want the caramel to burn or bubble up, so continue to whisk it. Cook until it reaches a temperature of 250F, with the caramel reaching a thickened state.

Next, pour the honey caramel into a mixing bowl and place the bowl into a larger bowl with ice. Stir the caramel until it cools and begins to thicken.

Then, insert a wooden stick into the core of your apples and roll them in the caramel until coated. If you want to jazz up your honey-caramel apples, roll them in chocolate baking chips and/or sprinkles, and place them on a piece of parchment paper to cool completely.


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