Caramel Apple Tip: Bust Out The Sandpaper

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Caramel apples don’t always play nice. Depending on the apple, once dipped in your luscious caramel coating, it can quickly slough its new tasty outwear, leaving you in tears and wondering what you did to make it slide right off. It happens to the best of us, but look at this trick you can employ to ensure every apple will stay dressed until it is ready to be consumed. Enter sandpaper — wait, what?!

Over at Bakingdom there’s a super sweet recipe for Cinnamon Caramel Apple Pumpkins. They’re awfully pretty and look quite tasty.

• Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Pumpkins at Bakingdom

I was checking out the steps to make these wonderful creations and there are a few different steps than your traditional caramel apple usually has. One of them was prepping your apple. In addition to your usual step of washing them clean, these bad boys have also been given a light buff with sand paper.

Although it might sound extreme, I’ve had my own woes with apple slippage and I think it sounds like a great solution to an all too common problem, especially if you need your apples to last more than an afternoon. A light grade sandpaper (as opposed to something extra gritty) will give you a nice buff without tearing the skin and exposing the flesh underneath. File this under the category of, “Why didn’t I think of that!”

Read More: Cinnamon Caramel Apples at Bakingdom

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