Candied Apples

  • serves 12

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Directions for: Candied Apples


2 cup water

4 cup sugar

2 cup corn syrup

Large pinch cinnamon

Few drops red food colouring

12 Honey Crisp apples

12 popsicle sticks


1. Pour the water, sugar and corn syrup into a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until the mixture reaches 290 degrees on a candy thermometer. This will take 20 minutes or so. Stir in the cinnamon and food coloring, and pour the hot mixture into a large bowl set over a large pot of simmering water. This will help it stay hot and make it easier to work with as you dip apples.

2. Pierce the bottom of each apple with a Popsicle stick, then dip into the syrup and roll until fully coated. Repeat with the remaining apples. Rest on a parchment-lined baking sheet until they harden.

See more: Kid-Friendly, Halloween, Dessert, North American, Fruit


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