Old-Fashioned Red Candied Apples

Old-Fashioned Red Candied Apples created by tapond

These are the kind you found at the circus or carnival! Not the newer version covered with cramel. ;) Candy thermometer is needed for this, as well as popsicle sticks. The number of apples needed depends on the size of the apples, probably 4 medium ones. The recipe states that each batch candies approximately 1 dozen medium apples. I'm not sure I trust that. Cook time depends on your altitude where you live, heat of your burner, and pot used. NOTE: See review by Canada Goose for helpful hints! Thanks, CG!

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  • Mix 1st 3 ingredients in saucepan.
  • Put on high heat with candy thermometer positioned in center of fluid level.
  • While it is boiling, thoroughly wash and dry your apples, and spear with the sticks.
  • Boil mixture until reaches hard crack (300ºF), then immediately add red food coloring and stir.
  • Quickly immediately dip the apples, twisting to cover, and set on a greased cookie sheet.
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"These are the kind you found at the circus or carnival! Not the newer version covered with cramel. ;) Candy thermometer is needed for this, as well as popsicle sticks. The number of apples needed depends on the size of the apples, probably 4 medium ones. The recipe states that each batch candies approximately 1 dozen medium apples. I'm not sure I trust that. Cook time depends on your altitude where you live, heat of your burner, and pot used. NOTE: See review by Canada Goose for helpful hints! Thanks, CG!"

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  1. alking25
    What causes the candy to melt off apples after sitting 12-14 hours or more.
  2. Carmella A.
    I wanted to know why cream of tartar was added? And does this help make bubble free candy apples? I have been searching to find a great candy apple recipe because I got tired of my candy apples having hideous bubbles. I've tried everything boiling the wax off, soaking etc and still have bubbles in my candy apples
  3. Drecam2
    I gave the recipe to my son and told him not to make any changes. He did exactly that and had enough candy to make 3 medium/large honey crisp apples and 4 small granny Smith apples. We will be using the recipe again because it was very easy and the apples were delicious! I was looking for a recipe that did not use corn syrup and this is definitely it! Thanks for sharing!!
    • Review photo by Drecam2
  4. Diana W.
    PEREFECT!!!
    • Review photo by Diana W.
  5. Eric R.
    It didn't work.dare it.
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