It may be strange, but I realized the other day that I had never made candy apples before. I’ve made caramel apples many, many times. But I’d never taken the time to explore candy apples until this past weekend. I LOVE how you can easily adjust the colors to create anything from bright classic red candy apples to a dark and murky “poison” apple green. Can you tell I’m already starting to get into the Halloween spirit?
You will need a candy thermometer for these, as the heated sugar does need to reach a specific temperature in order to get the effect of hard candy coating. If you’re annoyed at having to purchase a candy thermometer look at the bright side: You can make marshmallows now too!
I decided to try out the whole branches-as-handles thing. 🙂 I gathered a few small branches (well, twigs really) and gently washed the tips. I first inserted a wooden skewer into the apple before inserting the branch. Granny smith apples are much harder than other apples. Just FYI. But I love the sour taste.
Candy Apples, makes 6. Recipe from here.
Needed: 2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup light corn syrup, food coloring (I used 3 drops of red + 1 drop yellow for the classic color, and 5 drops blue +2 green for the poison apples color) and six apples.
In a pot combine all ingredients. I split my sugar batter in two, so I could have two different colors. You could also choose not to add any food coloring at all. Heat the sugar mixture over medium high heat until it reaches 300 to 310 degrees. This will take about 20 minutes. Have apples ready and on wax paper. Remove the sugar mixture from heat and dip apples. I also poured a little on top of each apple. You will need to work fast, as the sugar mixture will harden very quickly once removed from heat.
Once the apples cool you are ready to slice and serve. Have fun mixing up your own favorite colors! xo. Emma
Looks so amaizin’ great idea with the green dye!
To go with these scrummy candy apples make a spooky cocktail!
Here is how:http://www.amazine.com/story/935826
These are gorgeous, so much fun for a halloween party.
Yummy!! I love the styling in this post. Can’t wait to try these!
Gorgeous! I tried my own version this weekend, lots of memories were made.
This looks so good! I featured your recipe in my newest blog post. 🙂
Here it is: http://thelittleowlshop.blogspot.com/2012/10/five-recipe-fridays.html
I love your blog articles! They are so inspirational! The apples look really yummy, would defo try to make these one day. I have recommended your blog to some of my friends too 🙂 love love love
Delicious! It looks good to eat
Very creative and yummy looking! It’s cool how you matched the colors, as well. (:
The first (and only) time I ever made candy apples, I gave myself a third degree burn dipping them into the hot sugar mixture ~ ouch! It was not pretty. I have to say, it was worth it though. They were delicious!
How yummy! 🙂
@Lexie – I just bought a candy thermometer from ebay, for a very reasonable price.
I assume the temperatures you listed were Fahrenheit?
These look awesome! Great for Halloween!
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they are definitely eerie looking (in a good way!) very fun.
These candied apples are creepy cool! LOVE them – perfect for Halloween!
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I’ve just made this apples, you don’t need a caramel thermometer, just test the caramel from time to time once it’s bubbling up, lift some caramel with a spoon and let it fall, if it leaves a strand of dry caramel, is done. Take the caramel of the fire and dip the apples.
I’m from Perú, so sorry if my english is not so good.
A candy thermometer is great for making yogurt, too!
these look so cute, like decor. i wouldn’t want to eat them i’d just let them accessorize my place 😉
Those look delicious!