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  • n. A dessert or snack made by dipping an apple in liquid heated caramel, then allowing the caramel to cool and harden.

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  • n. an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)


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  • *watches dontcry hungrily*

    February 23, 2011

  • *eyes apples on countertop with very un-apple-like intentions*

    *measures sugar*

    February 22, 2011

  • Agreed.

    *is now hungry for an apple slathered in any form of candy except licorice*

    February 22, 2011

  • Yes, hard, red coating = candy apple;

    soft brown coating = caramel apple

    February 22, 2011

  • Oh! I'd call that a candy apple.

    February 22, 2011

  • Outside coating is hard, crunchy.


    February 22, 2011

  • Also, see the pronunciation discussion on caramel.

    February 22, 2011

  • I've heard of toffee apples, but like ruzuzu, I can't imagine what they'd be. I picture toffee as a hard, brittle substance, quite unlike the soft caramel of a caramel apple.

    February 22, 2011

  • I've never heard of a toffee apple--what's the texture like? Is it crisp? Caramel apples have a soft layer of melted caramel--sometimes they're rolled in crushed peanuts to make them easier to handle.

    (It seems so strange to type car-a-mel. In my head it's car-mul app-le.)

    February 22, 2011

  • Is this the same as a toffee apple?

    February 22, 2011

  • National Caramel Apple Day: October 31 (not surprising--see National Candy Corn Day).

    November 8, 2007