Monday, October 7, 2013

Day 6: Caramel Apple Glazed Popcorn

Oh, dear, I missed a day! Fail. Oh, well, let's eat something awesome.

Remember that 12-hour applesauce I made a few days ago? Let's use it!

Caramel Apple Glazed Popcorn
Gooey, caramel, nutty, apple happiness in a bed of fluffy, salty, crunchy popcorn pillows. This might be the best snack I've ever tasted. Decadent.

1 apple
6 cups plain or salted popcorn
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Step One: If you don't have baked apples or broken down 12-hour applesauce (apple butter might work), core and slice an apple into 1/8-inch thick rounds. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees until dry but still a little soft, about 2 hours. Chop enough to make 1/2 cup. Or just use 1/2 cup of your chopped stewed apples or 12-hour applesauce.

Step Two: In a saucepan, boil the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt until it reaches 300 degrees (use your candy themometer). This'll take 5-10 minutes.

Step three: Mix the sugar mixture with the popcorn and toss in the apples and pecans and stir. Let cool slightly, then form into balls or just eat straight out of the bowl. (I dare you!) Enjoy this.

 Lightly adapted from Food Network

Happy snacking!

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