Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Taffy apples so much like the ones you can get at Kennywood amusement park !
- 5 medium apples, washed,dried and stems removed
- 2 cups sugar
- 2⁄3 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- cinnamon stick (optional)
- red food coloring
- wooden skewer, see tester note
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper; spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Insert a wooden skewer into the stem end of each apple.
- Combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan.
- Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Bring to a boil-- boil without stirring for 3 minutes.
- Brush down any crystals on the side of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in hot water.
- Boil until the syrup reaches 290 degrees (soft-crack stage, see note) and the syrup just begins to discolor.
- Remove the cinnamon stick.
- Immediately place the saucepan into a larger pot filled with hot (not boiling) water to the syrup from hardening.
- Add food coloring (we used about 7 drops).
- Working quickly, dip apples into syrup.
- Coat the apples evenly with the glaze.
- Twirl the apple at the end so the extra syrup drips off.
- Set the apples on prepared cookie sheet.
- Wait until the apples dry and cool completely before wrapping.
- Note: Soft crack stage is achieved when firm strands can be stretched or bent when removed from the water.
This was the first time I have made these! I was a bit scared but your instructions were great and the apples were soooooo good! I need to work a bit quicker next time as there was some extra mixture and wanted to get another apple done but didn't quite make it :) I don't know what they taste like at the amusement park but I LOVE them here!!!! thanks heaps!