Saturday, February 13, 2010

{Valentine Treats} Old Fashioned Candy Apples

WOW! Thanks to guest chef Lynda for sharing this yummy Candy Apple recipe! I personally prefer the carmel-pull-out-your-fillings apple but my hubby loves candy apples! I've never made them but with this easy recipe I hope to make him some, soon. This would make some perfect Valentine treats, too.

If you are looking for a delicious, mouth-watering candy apple recipe? Try this one!

Old-Fashioned Red Candy Apples


Ingredients

8 medium sized apples
8 wooden sticks
3 cups white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)

Directions

Wash and dry the apples. Remove any stems or leaves and insert a wooden stick into the end of each apple. Set apples aside.

Heat and stir sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Boil until the syrup reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer, or until a little syrup dropped into cold water separates into breakable threads.

Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and food coloring, if using.

Dip one apple completely in the syrup and swirl it around a little with the stick to coat. Hold the apple above the saucepan to drain off excess. Place apple, with the stick facing up, on a well greased pan.

Repeat with remaining apples. If syrup thickens or cools too much, simply reheat briefly before proceeding. Let cool completely before serving.

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