What’s sweeter than a fresh-picked apple? A CANDIED apple! Fall just isn’t complete without them, and they’re easier to make than you might think. Yoyomax12 demonstrates the simple recipe for us.

You’ll Need

– 1 1/2 cups sugar
– 1 cup water
– 1 cup light corn syrup
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
– 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
– 6 large apples
– 6 wooden popsicle sticks

How To

  1. In a medium pot over high heat, bring the sugar, corn syrup and water to a boil, stirring frequently. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stop stirring.
  2. Boil for 15 to 20 mixtures, until the mixture registers 285 degrees Fahrenheit— called the “soft crack stage.” If you don’t have a candy thermometer, check out this guide for a description of soft crack stage.
  3. While the mixture boils, line a baking dish with greased aluminum foil or a silicone mat.
  4. Wash and dry the apples. Remove the stems and insert sticks into stem end, about half way into the apple.
  5. Once the candy reaches the correct temperature, remove from the heat and stir in the food coloring and cinnamon with a wooden spoon.
  6. Dip the apples into the candy mixture, coating evenly and allowing the excess to drip back into the pot. Transfer the apples to the prepared baking dish and allow to harden completely.
  7. Store uncovered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Pretty easy, right? Have you ever tried making candied apples before? What’s your favorite— candied, or caramel?