Candy apples are a simple and delicious treat. I usually make up a big batch at Halloween and give them out because the kids love them. This recipe uses only a few simple ingredients, so you can have beautiful, delicious candy apples in about half an hour.
There are a few tips to making these delightful treats. This recipe is designed to make six candy apples. I use Gala or Fuji apples simply because of the sweetness, but you can use a more sour apple, such as Granny Smiths, to balance off the sweetness. I use wooden skewers, buy you can use popsicle sticks, wooden chopsticks, or whatever you like. Only boil the syrup for 6 to 7 minutes due to the of syrup used. If you are going to double the recipe, I would double the boiling time. You want a fairly viscous mixture. I always turn the heat to low while coating the apples. If you turn it off completely, the mixture will become too think and the last few apples will be really difficult to coat. Lastly, you might consider adding a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon to add some additional flavor.
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- 6 apples of your choice
- 3/4 cup of white sugar
- 1/3 cup of corn syrup
- 1/2 cup of water
- 4 drops of red food coloring
- 6 Skewers
- Yield: 6
- Time: 40 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Beginner
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- Using a paring knife, cut the stem out of the apples. Insert the skewers about 3/4 of the way into the apples. Set them aside.
- Add the sugar, corn syrup, water, and red food coloring to a pot. Mix until combined.
- Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Stir and continue to boil for about 6 to 7 minutes or until the temperature reaches 300 to 310 degrees F.
- Turn the heat to low. Holding the top of the skewer, place apples into the syrup on at a time, roll, and coat them with the well.
- Set them aside on a baking tray lined with a sheet of parchment paper. Allow them to cool for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Serve and enjoy your candy apples.