Old Fashioned Candied Apples

Old Fashioned Candied Apples Recipe

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Lee Jacintho

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These are the kind you found at the circus or carnival! Not the newer version covered with cramel. A candy thermometer is needed for this, as well as popsicle sticks. The number of apples needed depends on the size of the apples, probably 4 medium ones. The recipe states that each batch candies approximately 1 dozen medium apples. I'm not sure I trust that. Cook time depends on your altitude where you live, heat of your burner, and pot used.
You may want to read the NOTES in Step 6 before making them.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4-12
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1 c
water
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
red food coloring drops
4-12 medium
apples
popsicle sticks or something similar

How to Make Old Fashioned Candied Apples

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix 1st 3 ingredients in saucepan.
  • 2Put on high heat with candy thermometer positioned in center of fluid level.
  • 3While it is boiling, thoroughly wash and dry your apples, and spear with the sticks.
  • 4Boil mixture until reaches hard crack (300ºF), then immediately add red food coloring and stir.
  • 5Quickly dip the apples, twisting to cover, and set on a greased cookie sheet.
  • 6NOTES:
    You may want to use a deep, narrow pan, and tilt it to cover the apples well.
    You should not make the coating too thick as it will be hard to bite through to the apple.
    A reviewer suggested that you could also make the coating orange, and reserve some to tint black. The drizzle the black over the up-turned apples!
    The same reviewer said she covered 12 medium apple.

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About Old Fashioned Candied Apples

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Candies
Other Tag: For Kids