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Colorful Candied Apples

Colorful Candied Apples
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing YIELD: 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

  • 1. Wash and thoroughly dry apples; remove stems. Insert pop sticks into apples. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; set aside.
  • 2. 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).
  • 3. 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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