Classic caramel apples

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Classic caramel apples
Makes 6

6 wooden sticks
6 small apples
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
¼ cup corn syrup
2 tbsp. butter

Bring cream, sugar, corn syrup and butter to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. With a candy thermometer continue cooking mixture till it reaches 245 degrees.

Place pan in an ice bath to stop the cooking.

Dip apples three-quarters of the way up the sides

Roll in fun candies or peanuts

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WHEN: Performances run November 28 - December 28
Nov. 28th at 8:30 pm: Opening night after the Union Square tree lighting
Nov 29 and 30, 1pm and 3pm
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WHERE: Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA

COST: $65 per person includes show, generous dessert buffet and hot chocolate

About Tim Nugent, Executive Pastry Chef
A graduate of New England Culinary Institute, Tim has both sweet and savory sides when it comes to cooking. His career began in Monterey, California, where he was executive chef of Fresh Cream Restaurant. He eventually headed to San Francisco and landed at Acquerello, where he continued to work on the savory side. Around the same time, he offered to do pastry as a favor to a friend, and the rest is history. From Zuni Café to Campton Place to Café Rouge (with stints at The Wine Spectator and Liberty Café, as well as the opening of Arlequin Café), his sweet creations have earned consistently high praise. Tim has also appeared on Bay Café, a Bay Area cooking show, and taught local cooking classes. He has a passion for seasonal ingredients grown locally, from which he creates truly memorable desserts. Rustic, simple and delicious are always his goals. Tim has been at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel for two years, making his mark with some of the greatest sweets around.
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