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Candy Apples

Candy Apples
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)
by in Oct 1999
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Yield: Makes 9 candied apples.


  • 9 red apples
  • 9 wooden skewers
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • red food coloring


Wash and dry apples. Remove stems and insert skewers. Combine sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and water in a deep saucepan. Add food coloring to get desired color. Place over heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cook rapidly without stirring to medium crack stage (290 degrees F). Do not stir while boiling. Remove from heat and immediately dip apples. Twirl to cover, and place, stick up, onto waxed paper to harden.
Updated Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

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One Response to Candy Apples

  1. Anonymous October 29, 2008 at 11:35 am #

    This recipe is one I have been looking for since belonging to the Cub Scouts, it was a Bear Scout cooking requirement and just like all the bakeries made in the 50s & 60s. I remembered all the ingredients but not the amounts. If this turns out as I remember, my rating will be a 5.

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