Shiny Red Candy Apples

Shiny Red Candy Apples Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
As enticing as the shiny apple the witch offered Snow White... beware!


Serves 10

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


4 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
1/4 cup red cinnamon candies
10 popsicle sticks
10 Granny Smith apples
Ice water


Combine sugar, butter, vinegar, boiling water and food coloring in a large heavy metal saucepan.

Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high; boil without stirring about 10 minutes, until mixture reaches the hard-crack stage, or 290° to 310° on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat; stir in cinnamon candies and let stand until bubbles subside.

Insert sticks into apples. Dip apples into mixture; swirl to coat and dip into ice water to harden candy coating. Place on a lightly buttered baking pan until set. Store in a cool, dry place.




Gooseberry Patch Halloween

October 2011
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