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Candy apples are a classic treat that are quite easy to make. This video from will teach you the steps for making your own candy apples.See Transcript

Transcript:How to Make Candy Apples

Hi, I'm Christine Alpert, owner of Sweettablescapes in Tenafly, NJ. I'm here for to show you how to make candy apples. This recipe comes to us from the Candy site.

Candy Apple Ingredients

For this recipe, you need:

  • a baking sheet that you've covered with aluminum and sprayed
  • 8 apples that you clean really thoroughly because you want the skin to be clean
  • 8 skewers that you put into the apple
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup red cinnamon candies, like Red Hots

Boil Candy Mixture

We're combining the water, the sugar and the corn syrup into the pan, and we're going to bring all this to a boil over medium high heat. We're stirring until it comes to a boil. After that we have to stop because we don't want to bring crystals on the edge of the pan. When you're heating up sugar like this, you always want to make sure that the crystals on the inside of the pan are dissolved. So, you use a brush with a little bit of water, and you get rid of them because if they end up back into the mixture, they will create lumps.

Raise Temperature of Candy Mixture

So, you want to control the temperature of course to come to the proper consistency, so you put your candy thermometer, and we're going to go up to 250 degrees. We're at 250 degrees, so we're adding the cinnamon candy and stirring briefly to incorporate, but we're going to let the mixture cook even further until it reaches 285 degrees. And, we're also going to continue washing the sides of the pan so we don't have that problem with crystallization. The candy is melted completely, and we're going to go up to 285, which is almost there, and dip our apples.

Dip Apples in Candy

We're at 285. So, I'm removing the thermometer, giving it a quick twirl, mix everything nice, and I'm going to dip the apples. Just turn around so your covering the whole fruit, you want to tilt, and then shake off the excess in your pan. Let it drip. Okay, and then you just position your apple on your prepared sheet. Those we're going to let dry, and voila.

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