- 1/4 TBSP unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tsp red or black gel food coloring
- 5 large Stemilt apples, any variety
Apple cider adds a fun twist to a classic fall dessert to make with kids - candy apples!
- Yield5 large apples servings
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- CuisineEuropean, American
- In CategoryCandy, Dessert, Snacks
- Line a baking sheet with parchment, and lightly brush the parchment with butter.
- Combine sugar, apple cider, corn syrup, and red or black food coloring in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-high.
- Boil until the syrup reaches 300°F to 310°F (hard-crack stage) on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, insert a wooden dowel or stick into the stem end of each apple, pushing halfway down.
- When syrup reaches the desired temperature, immediately remove from heat.
- Working quickly, dip apples, 1 at a time, in candy to coat.
- Transfer to baking sheet; let cool.
Candy apples can be made up to 4 hours ahead; keep at room temperature until ready to serve.
- Calories: 570
- Fat Content: 2.6g
- Cholesterol Content: 2mg
- Sodium Content: 25mg
- Carbohydrate Content: 145.5g
- Fiber Content: 5.4g
- Sugar Content: 118.6g
- Protein Content: 1g