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Candied Apples I Recipe
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Candied Apples I

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"This recipe produces a very red, shiny candied apple. You can substitute a drop of cinnamon oil for the candies. After the apples are cooled, you can wrap them in colored plastic wrap and tie shut with curling ribbon. Makes a nice Halloween party treat."

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  1. Insert a wooden craft stick into the bottom of each apple. Butter a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Heat, without stirring, to 270 to 290 degrees F (132 to 143 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard but pliable threads. Remove from heat and stir in candies and food coloring until just mixed.
  3. Holding each apple by its stick, quickly twirl in syrup, tilting pan to cover apple. Lift out of syrup, turning to allow drips to adhere to apple. Place apples on prepared baking sheet to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2004

Looked and tasted just like the candy apples at the fair, but they were a little time consuming to make. The kids loved them at our annual hayride!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2004

I just tried this recipie and I used the hard cinnamon candies which I found out wasn't a very good ideal. It made the apples a suggary color. Then I tried it using the cinammon oil and had much better results. Thanks so much for the tip about the oil. I just love candied apples

Jan 09, 2004

Not bad but you must cook the syrup as stated or the candy won't be correct. The first time I tried it, it was great. The second time, terrible. You really need a candy thermometer for it to be the perfect candy apple.

Jan 03, 2004

The apples came out so hard we couldn't eat them! Also, don't use the cinnamon oil, it makes them bitter!

Nov 05, 2006

These turned out great, just like the ones at the Fair. I followed the instructions exactly, made sure to put the apples in the freezer before i coated them and right after for about 10mins each time... Turned out great, everyone loved them! Thanks for sharing this Recipe...

Dec 06, 2007

Great receipe! I added blue food coloring and the apples came out purple.

Nov 02, 2006

I used a candy themometer, and cooked it to 305. It hardened like it was supposed too, but the flavor isn't like candy apples at the fair. I really don't like the flavor at all. I'll see what my kids think when they get home from school. Maybe I'll try it using red hot candies.

Oct 15, 2012

These came out beautifully. First of all, I added 1/4 of red hots and a touch of red candy coloring at the end of cooking. When you reach around 250 degrees, add your candies then take it up to around 300 degrees. Stir carefully when you take the pan off the stove and work quickly. My apples in the picture are green granny smiths and you can clearly see the candy coating covered them beautifully. I will use this recipe again and again. Thank You All Recipes.


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  • Calories
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 110.1 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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