Hot Caramel Apples
20 minutes cooking
Hot caramel apples (or other fruit) are a great treat at the campsite and can easily be made over a campfire or on a camping stove. This makes a special dessert or can be added over oatmeal, pancakes, or French toast for breakfast.
Melt the butter in a heavy pan, tilting to coat the bottom of the pan
Add the condensed milk and cook on a grate over warm coals stirring frequently, until the milk begins to thicken and turn caramel colored (this should take approximately 15 minutes)
Add the apples and stir. Cook until the apples are warm - they should remain firm.
TIP - If you like youre apples cooked down, the sauce will taste just as good, but may curdle from the reaction with the apple juice
Substitute fresh peaches or pears instead of apples
Add a little molasses or dark brown sugar to increase the caramel flavor
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon
Add some chopped nuts
Add a handful of chocolate chips! (Everything is better with chocolate)
Serve on oatmeal or pancakes for a breakfast treat
1 Tablespoon butter (optional, but helps with cleanup)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 - 4 medium apples, thickly sliced