Perfect Candy Apples

INGREDIENTS
  • Unsalted butter, for parchment paper
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring, (optional)
  • 6 medium apples, or 12 lady apples
DIRECTIONS
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; butter parchment, and set aside.
  2. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, 3/4 cup water, corn syrup, and food coloring, if using.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-high.
  4. Insert candy thermometer and continue to boil until temperature reaches between 300 degrees and 310 degrees (hard crack stage), about 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple, pushing about halfway through; set aside.
  6. When mixture reaches temperature, immediately remove from heat.
  7. Working quickly, dip apples in sugar mixture until completely coated.
  8. Transfer to prepared baking sheet; allow to cool.
Recipe Source: Martha Stewart Double click the image below for more yummy treats! URLSmall

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