Poison Apples

Caitlin Soden, Staff Writer

A delicious treat!


Poison Apples are a great Halloween treat-they’ll definitely please those Halloween party guests!
• 15 Lady apples
• ¾ cup coarsely chopped pistachios
• Vegetable oil cooking spray
• ½ cups sugar
• ½ cup corn syrup
• ½ cup heavy cream, room temperature
• 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled

1. Poke a hole into stem end of each apple, and insert a clean 5-inch twig, small dowel, or skewer into each hole
2. Set pistachios on a plate and lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray
3. Place sugar and corn syrup in a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat
4. Cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until mixture is dark gold, about 15 minutes
5. Remove from heat, and slowly drizzle in heavy cream, stirring vigorously. Let stand for 5 minutes
6. Dip 1 apple into caramel to coat bottom third, and remove immediately, allowing excess to drip off bottom
7. Dip caramel-coated apple into pistachios, using your fingers to help nuts stick to caramel
8. Transfer coated apple to oiled baking sheet, nut side down
9. Repeat with remaining apples, caramel, and pistachios
10. Let apples stand until set for about 30 minutes
11. Drizzle lines of chocolate onto apples and let chocolate set for about 5 to 10 minutes