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Candied Apples

Updated on August 22, 2016
5 stars from 2 ratings of Candied Apples

Similar to a caramel apple, candied apples are am old fashioned treat of apples with a sweet glaze over them opposed to being dipped in caramel or chocolate. Start with nice juicy apples to create the perfect candied apple.

You can make these without a candy thermometer but if you have one I recommend using it. You'll need to be a little careful when glazing the apples to make sure it doesn't harden too fast. Candied apples are a bit hard to come by nowadays but you can make them in your kitchen at home no problem.

Do you prefer caramel apples or candied apples? I'm not sure what I like best . . .

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 medium apples, firm
  • 6 wooden skewers
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2/3 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1 Cup water
  • dash salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • red food coloring

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry apples.
  2. Remove stems from apples and insert skewers where the stems used to be.
  3. In a medium-size heavy saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, salt and cinnamon stick.
  4. Stir the mixture until sugar dissolves.
  5. Cover the pan and cook three minutes.
  6. remove the lid and cook without stirring until it becomes brittle or registers 290 degrees Fahrenheit on your candy thermometer.
  7. Remove the cinnamon stick and add a few drops of red food coloring.
  8. Twirl each apple in the red glaze and place on foil to set. You may want to keep the mixture over a double boiler to keep it from hardening too fast and work quickly.

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      Alexandria Taberski 5 years ago from Loveland, CO

      Thanks Mama Kim!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Oh I've never tried candied apples ^_^ and if I do I'll cut them up to eat! You're so smart ^_^ Another yummy food hub!! voted up

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      Alexandria Taberski 5 years ago from Loveland, CO

      Thank you so much Dale Hyde:)

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      Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

      Ahh....the memories of candied apples! Well done and thanks so much for sharing! Voted up, interesting and useful!

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      Alexandria Taberski 5 years ago from Loveland, CO

      I'm a fan of fall too mvillecat!

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      Catherine Dean 5 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      These remind me so much of fall. I love the fall season so very much.