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Colorful Candied Apples

The glossy candy coating on these old-fashioned apples is hard, so it's best to lick them like a lollipops or cut 'em into wedges to serve. Be sure your apples are clean and dry before dipping. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples
  • 4 wooden pop sticksor decorative lollipop sticks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon orange food coloring

Directions

  • Wash and thoroughly dry apples; remove stems. Insert pop sticks into apples. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in food colorings. Bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage).
  • Remove from heat. Working quickly, dip apples into hot sugar mixture to completely coat. Place on prepared baking sheet; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 candy apple: 634 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 166g carbohydrate (161g sugars, 4g fiber), 0 protein.
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