Recipe: Candied Apples

This recipe has been adapted from Martha Stewart. See original recipe here. Wishing you a spooky and delicious Halloween!



2 cups sugar

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)

6 medium apples, or 12 large apples

6-12 cinnamon sticks, popsicle sticks or sticks


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then butter parchment and set a side. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, 3/4 cup water, corn syrup, and food coloring. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium- high. Insert candy thermometer and continue to boil until temperature reaches between 300 degrees and 310 degrees, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple, pushing about halfway through; set aside. When mixture reaches temperature, immediately remove from heat. Working quickly, dip apples in sugar mixture until completely coated. Transfer to prepared baking sheet; allow to cool.