how to make: candy apple

One of my most cherished childhood memories is making candy apple with my mom. Now I make them with my daughter. One day I imagine she will make them with her kids. Such a sweet tradition to pass along!

My mom used to make them without using corn syrup and thermometer.


2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of red food coloring
6 crisp, tart apples
6 dessert forks


1.Wash and dry apples. Remove stems. Push the forks 1/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple.

2.Lightly grease cookie sheets.

3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Add lemon juice and food coloring. Heat to 280 degrees F, or until a small amount of syrup dropped into the cold water forms hard ball. Remove the candy from the heat.

4. Quickly deep each apple in it and swirl it around until it is evenly coated.

5. Place candy apples on prepared sheets to harden

Bon Apple ! :) ))

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