Yum, fall always makes me think of good Old Fashioned Candy Apples. Apple season always have me craving all the yummy apple recipes I enjoyed growing up. As a child I recall loving those bright Red Candy Apples at the end of summer carnivals. As an adult I still love them I just do not care for the price ha ha.
Old Fashioned Candy Apples Recipe
Last week we had the kids out at a local event and of course they spotted candy apples instantly. The thought of spending $4.25 each really made me cringe. So, I plead with them to wait until we got home and we could make our own for a fraction of the cost. I knew making our own Old Fashioned Candy Apples was not that difficult and they would taste just as good if not better.
Popsicle Sticks or Skewers
3 Cups of Sugar
1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
4 tsp Red Food Coloring
1/2 Cup of Hot Tamales
1 Cup of Water
Combine sugar, corn syrup, water and candy in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. We are going to cook the mixture until it reaches 245 which is firm ball stage. While this is cooking, twist the stems off the apples and insert sticks. Now we remove the sauce from the heat, remove the thermometer and add the food coloring.
We then take each apple and dip it in the mixture, twirling it in order to get complete coverage of the apple. Hold the apple above the pan for a few seconds to allow any excess to drip back in the pan. Don’t place these on wax paper or they will stick. You need to use either a silicon baking sheet of just spray a cookie sheet the vegetable spray.
You will notice that you will get some bubbling and these are not going to be perfect “looking” but wow, the taste is amazing. I think I ate half of this batch all by myself ha ha. You can top with nuts, sprinkles or even candies.
Looking for other Apple and Fall Recipes? If so see all of my additional apple foods here.