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Apple-Infused Caramel Corn

 
One serving costs about $1.39

$1.39 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish American
spoonacular Score:15%

Spoonacular Score: 15%

 

Apple-Infused Caramel Corn might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. One serving contains 724 calories, 3g of protein, and 30g of fat. For $1.39 per serving, this recipe covers 8% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. If you have vanillan extract, vanillan extract, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegetarian diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 18%. This score is rather bad. Try Apple Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Caramel Sauce {& an awesome caramel apple dip!}, Quinoa, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Chive-Infused Oil, and Apple Pie-Infused Bourbon for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  apples
apples
0.5 cups
0.5 cups brown sugar
brown sugar
1 tsp
1 tsp cinnamon
cinnamon
1 cup
1 cup corn kernels
corn kernels
0.25 cups
0.25 cups granulated sugar
granulated sugar
3 tsps
3 tsps light oil
light oil
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps vanilla extract
vanilla extract
2  apples
2
apples
0.5 cups brown sugar
0.5 cups
brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup
corn kernels
0.25 cups granulated sugar
0.25 cups
granulated sugar
3 tsps light oil
3 tsps
light oil
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
4 Tbsps unsalted butter
4 Tbsps
unsalted butter
0.5 tsps vanilla extract
0.5 tsps
vanilla extract

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
pot
pot
sauce pan
sauce pan
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, then add both sugars. Stir constantly until the sugar begins to dissolve, then lower the heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture is completely liquid and starts to turn a light brown. Add the salt, cinnamon, and vanilla and stir to combine. Place the apple slices in the caramel mixture, cooking until soft. Remove the apples and eat them while you prepare the popcorn.
  2. In a large pot with a lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Test the temperature by throwing in one kernel--if it pops, the oil is hot enough for the rest of the kernels. Add the kernels and shake once to coat with oil, then cover the pot with the lid. Once the popping has slowed, turn off the heat and set the pot aside.
  3. Pour the reserved caramel into the pot with the popcorn, cover with a lid, and shake to coat. Enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.70
Ingredient
2 apples
½ cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup corn kernels
¼ cups granulated sugar
3 teaspoons light oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Price
$1.21
$0.35
$0.08
$0.41
$0.07
$0.03
$0.48
$0.15
$2.78

Tips

Health Tips

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

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Green Tips

  • Apples are at the top of the so-called "dirty dozen" so be sure to buy organic apples (and applesauce, apple juice, etc.) if you are concerned about pesticide residues in your food.

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
362 Calories
1g Protein
14g Total Fat
59g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
362
18%

Fat
14g
23%

  Saturated Fat
7g
47%

Carbohydrates
59g
20%

  Sugar
49g
55%

Cholesterol
30mg
10%

Sodium
377mg
16%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
3%

Fiber
3g
13%

Manganese
0.19mg
9%

Vitamin A
418IU
8%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Vitamin C
4mg
6%

Potassium
197mg
6%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Folate
17µg
4%

Calcium
38mg
4%

Vitamin B6
0.08mg
4%

Phosphorus
34mg
3%

Magnesium
13mg
3%

Iron
0.58mg
3%

Copper
0.06mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.25mg
3%

Vitamin B2
0.04mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.42mg
2%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.21µg
1%

Zinc
0.21mg
1%

Selenium
0.85µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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