Yummy Candy Apples

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The leaves are turning yellow here, and falling, in my neck of the woods, which turned me to thoughts of candy apples.
Great for Halloween or any day-

Things Your Gonna Need:

8 medium sized harder apples

8 wooden sticks -  (You can use popcicle sticks )

candy thermometer


baking sheet with lined waxed paper

3 cups white sugar

1 cup water

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon red food coloring or orange for a pumpkin type look

Other Topping Ideas:

* candy corn

* shredded coconut

* sprinkles
* M&M's

* chopped nuts

* chocolate chips


#1-Wash and dry the apples. Remove stems and add  sticks. If using popsicle sticks first insert knife into apple where you will be inserting the stick.

#2-Put sugar, corn syrup, water & food coloring in pan and heat over a medium high heat stirring until sugar dissolves. Do not  bring to a boil until after the sugar has dissolved or sugar crystals will form. Once dissolved, bring to a boil until candy thermometer reads between 290 - 300 degrees farenheit. Do not stir once it has started to boil, again to avoid  the sugar crystals. Take off heat.

#3-Holding wooden stick, dip apples into coating . You may need to spoon mixture over apples to coat completely. Try and work quickly as coating will begin to harden. If mixture thickens or cools too much, reheat briefly before proceeding.  Place coated apples with stick pointing up onto baking sheet. Completely cool before  you serve.



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