Having put together a successful Thanksgiving dinner with every single ingredient made from scratch, Andy George and the How to Make Everything crew are serving up a little dessert. In this video, George takes a shot at another fall classic: the caramel apple.
He first visits Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake, Minn., to get a rundown on the fruit: difference in varieties, how they're grown, which might work best for his sweet application. After picking a few beauties, George gets to work in the kitchen. His caramel sauce is comprised of sugar, evaporated goat milk, maple syrup, butter, and salt, all of which he harvested himself. And because it's a video series about avoiding all things store bought, George serves the apples on sticks from a tree in his yard.
The final product isn't the prettiest batch of caramel apples ever created — "it's a little lumpy from the bad job I did evaporating the milk" — but the most important factor, taste, is a winner. "Might be the best caramel apples I've ever had," George declares.