On Line Cookbook

Candy Apples

Recipe Information

  • 2 cups (475 ml) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Karo light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) water
  • red food coloring
  • 12 red apples
  • 12 wooden skewers or popsicle sticks
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) cinnamon
  • Cook sugar corn syrup and water in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Continue cooking, without stirring, to 300 degrees (150 C.) on a candy thermometer or until syrup is brittle when dropped in cold tap water.
  • Remove from heat and set at once over hot water.
  • Add coloring and cinnamon.
  • Mix well.
  • Insert sticks in blossom end of apples.
  • Plunge into hot syrup.
  • Remove quickly and twirl until the syrup is spread smoothly over apple.
  • Place on race until hardened.
These should be made the day they are to be used.