Best Candy Apple
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Red hot candies||1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)|
|Red food coloring||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
Step1- Wash and thoroughly dry apples. Insert wooden stick part of the way through stem end of each apple.
Step2- Grease large cookie sheet; set aside.
Step3- In medium saucepan over medium heat, bring remaining ingredients and 1 cup water to boiling, stirring until sugar and candy are dissolved.
Step4- Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking, without stirring, until temperature reaches 250 degrees fareinhite or until a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water separates into thin, hard threads--about 25 minutes.
Step5- Immediately remove syrup from heat and dip apples. Tip saucepan and swirl each apple in mixture to coat evenly; lift out apple and swirl over saucepan a few more seconds to catch drip. Place apples on greased cookie sheet to cool.
Step6- Work quickly before syrup hardens. If it does harden, place over low heat to soften.
Step7- Cool at least 1 hour before serving.
Step8- Yield: 4 candy apples.