CRACKLING CANDY APPLES

 

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Ingredients

  • 8 sm Red apples
  • 2 c Granulated sugar
  • 1 c Water
  • 1/2 c Corn syrup
  • 1/4 ts Red food coloring

Directions

  • Remove stem from each small apple; insert wooden stir-stick, for holding, in centre of stem end. Set aside.
  • Grease baking sheet; set aside.
  • In 12-cup heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup; cook, stirring, over medium-low heat for 8 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and bring to boil, brushing down side of pan occasionally with brush, dipped in hot water to prevent crystallization.
  • Boil, brushing down side occasionally but not stirring, for 15-25 minutes or until soft-crack stage of 290F 143C on candy thermometer, or until 1/2 ts syrup dropped into cold water separates into hard but pliable threads.
  • Remove syrup from heat; very quickly stir in red food coloring.
  • Immediately plunge bottom of pan into ice water and hold for about 15 seconds or until sizzling stops.
  • Holding each apple by the wooden stick and tilting the saucepan, swirl each apple in candy syrup until well coated all over.
  • Lift apple and quickly swirl over pan to allow excess to drip off.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet; let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes or until hardened.

Notes

A fall treat perfect for halloween.

Categories: Dessert  Fruit  Misc. Dessert  Snack  Sweet 

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