Sweet Tradition of Candy Apples

November 28, 2023

 

As the leaves transform into a mosaic of autumn hues, the air in November carries the sweet aroma of a timeless treat - Candy Apples. Originating from the early 20th century, these glossy, candy-coated delights quickly became a symbol of fall festivities. Whether at fairs, Halloween parties, or Thanksgiving gatherings, the candy apple's crisp exterior and sweet coating have made it a beloved seasonal indulgence. Transitioning from harvest celebrations to the anticipation of winter holidays, and candy apples fit seamlessly into this festive atmosphere. Apples are at their peak, and the crisp, juicy texture pairs perfectly with the sweet, crunchy candy coating. The vibrant red sheen of the candy apples also adds a touch of seasonal flair, making them a popular choice for autumn celebrations and a delightful treat to share with loved ones!

 

Below is the recipe!

Ingredients:

- 6 apples (preferably tart varieties like Granny Smith)

- 2 cups granulated sugar

- 1/2 cup water

- 1/2 cup light corn syrup

- Red food coloring (optional)

- Candy thermometer

- Wooden sticks for dipping

 

Instructions:

  1. Wash and dry the apples thoroughly. Insert a wooden stick into the stem end of each apple.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-high. Continue boiling until the candy reaches 300°F (hard crack stage) on a candy thermometer.
  4. If using, add a few drops of red food coloring and swirl to combine.
  5. Remove the candy from heat and let it cool for a minute.
  6. Dip each apple into the candy, swirling to coat evenly. Allow excess candy to drip off.
  7. Place the coated apples on parchment paper to cool and harden.

 




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