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14 Ratings
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  • 14 Ratings

Surprise your family with this delightful candy apple recipe. They are versatile enough to be served as a snack or dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
15 mins
cool:
1 hr
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper; set aside. Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Press a craft stick into the bottom of each apple; set aside.

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  • In a heavy medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat stirring to dissolve sugar. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook, without stirring, until thermometer registers 295 degrees F to 300 degrees F (hard crack stage*), about 30 minutes.

  • Remove from heat; stir in cinnamon and red food coloring. Dip each apple in mixture and coat well; let excess drain off. Transfer to parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheet to cool.** Best served same day they are prepared. Makes 8.

Tips

*If you don't have a candy thermometer, spoon a few drops of the hot candy mixture into a cup of cold (but not icy) water. At hard crack stage, the candy separates into hard, brittle threads that snap easily and cannot be formed into a ball.

Tips

** If desired, arrange a few lollipop sticks 4 inches apart on buttered baking sheet. Drop left over candy syrup onto tops of sticks to make 2-inch rounds. (Do not spread; mixture will flow out.) Cool completely. Wrap each lollipop in plastic wrap and store at room temperature up to 2 weeks. Makes 6 to 10 lollipops.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; carbohydrates 85g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 71g; vitamin a 48.6IU; vitamin c 6.5mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 4mcg; sodium 20mg; potassium 149mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.2mg.
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