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County Fair Candy Apples

(1 Votes)
SERVES
6
COOK TIME
15 Min

We've got a trip down memory lane just for you with these County Fair Candy Apples! Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.

What You'll Need:
  • 6 medium-sized red apples
  • 6 wooden frozen dessert sticks
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 8 drops red food color
What To Do:
  1. Thoroughly wash and dry apples. Remove stems from apples and place a dessert stick securely through stem side of each apple. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with butter and set aside.
     
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar, and food color over medium-high heat. Cook 12 to 14 minutes, or until syrup reaches hard ball stage (see Note), or until a candy thermometer reaches 295 degrees F.
     
  3. Remove from heat and dip each apple into syrup mixture, coating completely. Be careful- mixture is very hot! Place apples on baking sheet to cool.
     
Notes

NOTE: To test for the hard ball stage, drop a teaspoon of the candy mixture from a teaspoon into a glass of cold water. If the candy mixture hardens when it drops into the water, the mixture has reached the hard ball stage.

Ratings & Comments

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If a person wanted to add cinnamon/red hots how would you do that??

could of sworn that candy apples had cinnamon or red hots in the coating also....

Are these the "candy apple red" almost like a hard candy coat? I haven't seen or heard these kind of candy apples in years. I don't care as much for the carmel apples. Will try this recipe and hope it is what I am hoping for!

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