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Candy Apples

2014-11-25

Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 20m

Ingredients

  • butter, for parchment paper
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup water
  • 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon red food colouring, (optional)
  • 6 medium apples

Method

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; butter parchment, and set aside.

Step 2

In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, 3⁄4 cup water, corn syrup, and food colouring, if using.

Step 3

Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-high and continue to boil until temperature reaches between 300 degrees and 310 degrees (hard crack stage), about 20 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple, pushing about halfway through; set aside.

Step 5

When mixture reaches temperature, immediately remove from heat. Working quickly, dip apples in sugar mixture until completely coated.

Step 6

Transfer to prepared baking sheet, allow to cool.

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