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For cooking club last week I decided to bring some candied apples for my dessert. For one, I think they’re yummy, but two, I think they’re really pretty to photograph!
I found this recipe at All Recipes. It was really easy and I had all the ingredients on hand. Here’s what you’ll need.
- 15 apples
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 8 drops red food coloring
- cinnamon oil to taste (my own addition)
First things first, wash your apples, pull the stems out, and dry them well.
Then stick some sticks, whether they be popcicle sticks or dowels, into the top of each apple.
Now that those are ready we’re going to get the candy going. Mix the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a heavy bottom pot.
Heat the mixture over medium-high heat until the temperature on a candy thermometer reaches between 300 and 310 degrees.
I taped a little video to show you what you’re looking for to get the candy to a hard crack stage.
When your candy has reached hard crack stage, remove from heat and add your food coloring and your cinnamon oil to taste.
(cinnamon oil can sometimes be hard to find. I got mine through the Randall’s pharmacy.) I added about a quarter teaspoon and had a nicely flavored candy that wasn’t too spicy. Stir well to incorporate.
At this point you want to roll your apples in the candy. Dip and twist them while in the candy and continue twisting to remove the excess candy and cover the entire apple.
I kind of had a lot on mine so you’ll see it dripped down all around the base. Place your apples on a well greased cookie sheet or marble slab. (not on greased wax paper like I did because it still stuck to it!)
Let cool until they harden, about a half hour at least.