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How to Make Candy Apples

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Candy apples are often found at city festivals, fairs, and other celebrations. Even though they contain a lot of sugar, candy apples are still better than many other sweets because there’s a tasty fresh apple in the middle.

5-Minute Crafts is explaining how to make tasty candy apples at home.

Cooking utensils

What you need:

  • A kitchen towel

  • Popsicle sticks

  • A bowl for the prepared apples

  • A deep pan

  • A silicone spatula

  • Paper cupcake molds

Ingredients

To make 4 portions you need:

  • 4 apples

  • 2 tbsp of water

  • Red food colorant

  • 300 grams of sugar

  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice

  • 10 to 15 grams of sugar topping

How to make them

1. Wash the apples and dry them with a towel. Remove the peduncles and then insert the popsicle sticks.

2. Mix all the ingredients in the pan and put it on the stove. Stir the mix, decreasing the temperature while the sugar is dissolving. Then increase the temperature and bring the caramel to a boil. Keep it boiling for 5-8 minutes, then remove it from the stove and let it rest for a couple of minutes. The caramel will become smooth and transparent.

3. Now put each apple into the syrup and quickly turn it to make the layer smooth. Then add the sugar topping and wait for the extra caramel to dribble down. Put the apple into the cupcake mold. You’re done!

Useful tricks

  • The apples have to be washed very well, especially if they’re covered in wax. Otherwise, the caramel won’t stick well.

  • Before putting the apples into the caramel, it’s better to keep them in a freezer for an hour. The caramel will freeze faster on colder fruit.

  • You don’t have to make the caramel. You can buy 150 grams of caramel candy and melt it by adding 2 tbsp of cream or water.

  • Don’t be scared of experimenting — the thin caramel layer will taste great not only on apples but on any fruits or berries. You can try it on strawberries, kiwis, grapes, or even tangerines!

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