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Black-Hearted Candy Apples Recipe
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Black-Hearted Candy Apples Recipe

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The glossy coating of these old-fashioned candy apples is hard, not soft like the more common caramel variety. It's best to lick them like a lollipop. You can also cut into wedges with a sharp knife, but the candy coating may crack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium red apples
  • 4 Popsicle or decorative lollipop sticks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • Red food coloring
  • Black food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 candy apple equals 614 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 161 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Insert Popsicle sticks into apples. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; set aside.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage).
  3. Remove from the heat and pour into two small bowls; stir 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and red food coloring in one bowl. Stir black food coloring and remaining cinnamon into other bowl.
  4. Working quickly, dip apples into hot sugar mixtures to completely coat. Place on prepared baking sheet; let stand until set. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Black-Hearted Candy Apples in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p239

Nutritional Facts

1 candy apple equals 614 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 161 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein.

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