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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Candy Apple Recipes

One of my favorite Halloween candies is Hot Cinnamon Candy Apple and Caramel Apples. Here is a recipe for you to try your hand. I am sharing this recipe at the blog Joy of Desserts

Hot Cinnamon Candy Apple Recipe

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups corn syrup
1/3 cup hot cinnamon hearts candy
1 cup water
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon red food coloring
6 of your favorite type of eating apple, medium size
6 wooden skewers (often found in the produce dept.)

First prepare the apples for candy coating by washing them and removing the stems. Take a skewer and stab it right into the middle of the apple at its blossom end, and repeat for each apple. Be careful not to poke the skewer through the other side of the apple though. If wooden skewers are unavailable, a Popsicle stick with one end sharpened can be used in a pinch.

In a small or medium sized saucepan set on medium heat combine sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon candies, and water. Stir and keep stirring until everything is dissolved. Then stir some more just to make sure it's all dissolved. Once everything is dissolved, add cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, and food coloring to the mix.

Now boil mixture to 300°F on the candy thermometer, or until the syrup is slightly brittle when tested in cold water. Remove from heat and quickly dip your apples into your candy coating and be sure to coat them well. Slowly twirling the apple will help spread the syrup over the apple.

Place them with the skewer pointing up on waxed paper or a greased cookie sheet and allow them to harden. They will be quite hot for a while so make sure you let them cool completely to room temperature before eating! Try this candied apple recipe today.


  1. This is a great tradition to have for Halloween and all through fall. My mom loves caramel apples and always talks about the ones from her childhood. Thank you for participating in Vintage Recipe Thursday, Annie. Glad you to have you as part of the group.

  2. My grandmother used to make these. I am going to have to try it. Thank you.


  3. These sound like fun to make. This is something that I have not tried. I need to get a candy thermometer though...How about caramel apples - any good recipes for these?

  4. I like making caramel apples, every time I make candy apples they don't come out right. Maybe I'm not letting the candy come to the right boiling point.


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