Try Our Wine Caramel Apples Recipe with Sutter Home Chardonnay for a Winning Combo

Try Our Wine Caramel Apples Recipe with Sutter Home Chardonnay for a Winning Combo

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay

The holidays are for time spent with the ones we love, and nothing brings us together more than great food. We’re sharing our favorite Wine Caramel Apples recipe for this month’s Kitchen Series, so that you can enjoy some nostalgic deliciousness this holiday season. Guests are sure to smile as they crunch into these unexpected holiday treats.

As you bite in, pour yourself a glass of Sutter Home Chardonnay and make your evening delightfully crunchy and sweet.



  • 1 1/2 Cups Sutter Home Chardonnay
  • 6 Small Apples (Seasonal Apples), Washed and Dewaxed
  • 6-8 Skewers or Popsicle Sticks
  • 2 Cups Crushed Pecans
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 6 Tablespoons Heavy Cream


  1. Insert a wooden stick halfway into each apple at stem end. Line a tray with wax paper and lightly grease paper.
  2. Boil Sutter Home Chardonnay in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a 2 1/2-to 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Boil, without stirring, swirling pan occasionally so caramel colors evenly, until amber. Add reduced wine (mixture will bubble up and steam) and swirl pan. Add cream and simmer, stirring, until incorporated, then continue to simmer until thermometer registers 238°F. Remove from heat and cool to 200°F.
  4. Holding apples by the sticks, dip them in caramel and swirl to coat, letting excess drip off, then hold apples up (stick end down) for about 15 seconds to allow more caramel to set on apples. Put caramel apples, stick side up, on greased wax paper and let stand until caramel firms up, about 15 minutes. Pour crushed pecans in large bowl, then dip apple bottoms in pecans. Refrigerate.


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