Got a glut of apples left from the fall and want a fancy way to serve them up? This, to me, is the essence of fall in one singular snack: apples, caramel, oatmeal, spices--plus, it comes on a stick. A STICK! The height of gastronomic technology. It all went downhill after that, IMO.
It's not too challenging, but it does take some time and you have to be comfortable with hot caramel. Those disclaimers aside, have at it!
Step 1: Wash your apples!
Did this step really need 4 pictures? No. But I picked these apples myself, and the way the light bounces off them in the afternoon sun? Hot damn. So, yeah. Step 1: wash the apples. The regular way. With water. You should probably also go through and make sure there aren't any bruises or other general nastiness on your apples, too.