How to Make Candy Apples
The Summer Challenge: Day 3
Candy apples are one of my most favorite fair/carnival treat and I remember as a kid asking my parents to buy me one before we left. Ahhh…. childhood memories! 🙂 Over the years, I have thought about making them myself but never got around to it but with the carnival party, I knew that I needed to have them.
For the longest time I thought that making candy apples would be really difficult but it turns out it’s not too bad. Pretty easy actually! Maybe it was because I remember the time I made Caramel Apples and my 1st try was a disaster. (I just noticed that I didn’t blog about that, so I am sure you will see a post about that experience soon). So if you’re looking for a yummy treat (and want to drive your dentist nuts) or want a to experience a little childhood nostalgia, I suggest you make these.
2 cups of Sugar
3/4 cup of Water
1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
Red Food Color
6 Medium Apples
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and food coloring. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce heat to medium high. Using a candy thermometer; continue to boil until the temperature reaches 300 degrees (hard crack stage).
3. While the mixture is boiling, insert sticks into top of each apple. Make sure to push them in about half way. When the mixture reaches 300 degrees, remove immediately from heat.
4. Working quickly, dip each apple in the mixture until completely coated. Transfer each apple to the parchment paper and allow to cool.
After it’s completely cooled you can wrap them up in plastic wrap or a cellophane bag.