How to Make Red Candy Apples

Posted by in How-to on Sep 03, 2012 . 0 Comments.

How to Make Red Candy Apples

 
Red candy apples are a classic treat that reminds me of carnival rides and warm summer nights. The recipe is easy, the process is quick, and the apples are delicious. What more could you need? Check our supplies list for details on what to get.
 
What you'll Need
 
12 large red apples (traditionally Red Delicious, but I prefer a sweeter Gala)
12 Wooden candy apple sticks
Parchment paper (wax paper melts and sticks)
Candy thermometer
4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup light corn syrup
Red food coloring
Flavor extract (cinnamon, cherry, or strawberry are popular)
Getting Started
 
Wash and towel dry the apples, removing the stems and stickers.
 
Push the wooden sticks in about half way, inserting where the stem was removed.
 
In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water, stirring slowly. Add in the corn syrup.
 
Heat mixture on medium high heat, stirring continuously until all the sugar is dissolved. Mix in the food coloring and extract to taste.
 
Heat the mixture to 290 degrees. Do not stir after the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
 
Dip each apple in the candy and place on the parchment paper to cool, then enjoy
Tags: candy apples how-to Last update: Sep 10, 2012

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