Good Old Fashioned Candy Apples

Well I gotta’ tell ya folks.  Candy apples  are my weakness.  Took a long time to come up with a good recipe so thought I would share. Only other tip other than the recipe is when it reaches 300 degrees on the candy thermometer, get to dunking your apples, and make sure you butter your cookie sheet that they will be sitting on.  What a great old way to enjoy Halloween and the kids love them.

Makes 4 good size apples.

2 Cups Of Sugar

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light or regular corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food colouring, (optional) Better than Food Colouring, Buy Bright Red Apples
  • 4 medium apples good size apples


  1. Line a cookie sheet with butter really good.  In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, 3/4 cup water, corn syrup, and food coloring, if using. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-high. Insert candy thermometer and continue to boil until temperature reaches  300 degrees  (hard crack stage) takes about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple, pushing about halfway through; set aside. When mixture reaches temperature, immediately remove from heat. Working quickly, dip apples in sugar mixture until completely coated and then move to  cookie sheet and let cool.  Now the best part comes into play.  A lot of slurping.

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