Candied apples – carnivals, fairs, fall, Halloween. They bring back all sorts of childhood memories. You can make them at home and your kids or grandkids will love making them with you. You may not love the mess but I bet that’s not the part they’ll remember!
Wash and dry your apples (make sure they are firm, unbruised apples). Remove the stem. Insert a wooden stick where the stem was. Grease a cookie sheet to set dipped apples on.
Put sugar, syrup and water in a pot. Heat and stir to dissolve. Boil without stirring until liquid is 300F (150C) on your candy thermometer. At this temperature a drop of syrup in cold water will separate into brittle threads. Remove from heat.
Mix in cinnamon and food coloring. Dip apples in syrup. Drain over saucepan. Set on cookie sheet. If the syrup starts to harden reheat it.