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    Candy Apples

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    35 mins

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    Sue Lau's Note:

    These have the old-fashioned red coating I used to get when I was a child. They don't have the cinnamon flavor, but a delightful candied flavor that hints of clove and apple.

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    • 8 -10 medium apples (Red Delicious, Jonathans, Winesaps, McIntosh, etc.)
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
    • 2 -3 drops clove oil (optional)
    • 8 -10 popcicle sticks


    1. 1
      Butter a cookie sheet and set aside.
    2. 2
      Wash and dry apples and bring to room temp.
    3. 3
      Insert a popcicle stick into the stem end of each apple.
    4. 4
      In a heavy saucepan, mix together sugar, water, corn syrup, and food coloring; bring to a boil over high heat.
    5. 5
      Cook gently without stirring until mixture reaches 290F on a candy thermometer.
    6. 6
      Stir in clove oil.
    7. 7
      Quickly dip apples into mixture, spinning around to ensure full coverage.
    8. 8
      Set on cookie sheet to cool.
    9. 9
      Pour leftover coating onto buttered baking sheet to harden into candy and break into brittle when cool; if you have lollipop sticks, pour into circles over these.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 21, 2011


      Totally official tasting, and that's without the clove oil, which I didn't have. Just the sugar, water and corn syrup do the job and such a great red color. Thanks Sue.

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    • on November 14, 2004


      What a fun recipe to make! I didn't use the clove oil. We poured the leftovers onto a baking sheet as suggested, but before it totally cooled and hardened we experimented with pulling and stretching it into interesting shapes (this was even more fun than swirling the apples).

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    Nutritional Facts for Candy Apples

    Serving Size: 1 (2212 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.4
    Calories from Fat 3
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 16.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 91.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 74.5 g
    Protein 0.4 g

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