I stumbled upon this recipe the other day and was immediately mesmerized by the idea of making spooky candied apples. tis the season of apples, and with halloween lurking around the conner, i thought there is no better time then to try my hand at this easy homemade recipe. The idea of black candied apples perfectly embraces the mysterious felling associated with October and all the festivities it entails.
What you will need:
Red & Black Candy Apples
8-10 medium sized apples
8-10 wooden twigs,( I used wooden skewers )
3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup of water
several drops of cinnamon flavored oil
1/4 teaspoon of red food coloring
1/4 teaspoon of black food coloring
Clean and dry the apples. Try to remove as much of the wax as possible. Remove any stems or leaves and insert a twig into the end of each apple. To facilitate easier twig entry you can carefully sharpen the end of the twig or use a candy stick to create a guide hole. Set apples aside.
Heat and stir sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Boil until the syrup reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. Don’t go over 310 degrees or your candy burns and you will have to start over.
Remove from heat and stir in flavored oil and food coloring.
Dip one apple completely in the syrup and swirl it so that it becomes coated with the melted sugar candy. Hold the apple above the saucepan to drain off excess. Place apple, with the stick facing up, onto a baking sheet that’s greased or lined with a silpat. Repeat the process with the remaining apples. If your syrup thickens or cools too much, simply reheat briefly before proceeding. Let the apples cool completely before serving.
- Chloe Heller
recipe adapted from http://mattbites.com/2009/10/13/adams-scary-apples