Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 24 mins
Also from the Company's Coming series, another excellent recipe. We make these every Halloween.
- 8 apples, firm and medium sized
- 8 wooden sticks
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red food coloring
- Wash, dry and polish apples.
- Remove stem.
- Insert wooden stick in stem end.
- Remove blossoms.
- Set aside.
- Put sugar, syrup and water into saucepan.
- Heat and stir to dissolve.
- Boil without stirring until it reaches 300 degrees on candy thermometer.
- A bit of syrup dropped into cold water will separate into brittle threads.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in cinnamon and food coloring.
- Dip apple to cover.
- Hold above saucepan to drain.
- Place on greased pan or tray stick side up.
- Quickly dip remaining apples.
- Return syrup to heat long enough to liquefy if it firms too much.
- Let stand at least 1 hour before serving.
These were easy to make. It takes longer for the temperature to reach 300 because you have to wait for the water to boil off. So, don't worry that it isn't going as fast as you think. Also, use a small pot so the liquid is deeper. I also did what another reviewer suggested and sprinkled a cookie sheet with sugar to set the apples on. I also took the left over candy and poured it into little tart pans and made candy discs. I will make this recipe again. Thanks for sharing.
I have a very similar recipe that I've been making for years. However, it just didn't taste like I remembered them. After trying your recipe today, I knew I had found the *Secret* ingredient. It has to be that tiny bit of cinnamon. What an amazing difference it makes. Thanks Chef Dee, for setting me straight.
Very easy to make, and using the leftovers to make hard candy was a great idea! I added some extra cinnamon with the food coloring at the end to brighten up the flavor after cooking so long