Where I live, Candy Apples are $3 an apple at a farm stand. I love them - they are right up there in my top five favorite foods of all time. I was hoping that this would be a great candy apple recipe. I have made candy apples using kits but never before from "scratch". I am an experienced cook and thought that I would try it without the kit. I used a small pot and a candy thermometer. The recipe worked well in that it produced enough candy to fully cover 15 apples. The apples were shiny and hard and were beautiful to look at. However, the taste of the candy was lacking. The candy recipe as written is too BLAND. It was missing something. My family doesn't like cinnamon flavored candies so we skipped the red hots that some reviewers suggested. Reading other reviews, we tried different apples too. It didn't matter what kind of apple - we used Macs and Granny Smith - both apples had plenty of flavor on the inside of the candy. The candy just did not compliment the apple. I am not sure what I should have added to make it taste "right". I am giving it three stars because they were bright, shiny and beautiful. If the candy had more flavor, it would have gotten a higher rating.
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Where I live, Candy Apples are $3 an apple at a farm stand. I love them - they are right up...