- Servings : 6
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 20m
- 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
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; butter parchment, and set aside.
In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, 3⁄4 cup water, corn syrup, and food colouring, if using.
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.
Meanwhile, insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple, pushing about halfway through; set aside.
When mixture reaches temperature, immediately remove from heat. Working quickly, dip apples in sugar mixture until completely coated.
Transfer to prepared baking sheet, allow to cool.