Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Rachel Haas
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 apple)

Wash apples well to remove any waxy coating, and dry thoroughly before dipping them. Work quickly, but if the syrup begins to set, you can reheat it over low heat to liquefy.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; coat paper with cooking spray. Combine cider and brandy in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 14 minutes). Add candies to pan, stirring constantly until melted. Add sugar and salt, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 310° (about 8 minutes). Remove from heat; let cool to 210° (about 15 minutes).

Step 2

Stick craft sticks in apples; dip apples in hot syrup. Place apples on prepared baking sheet; cool until set.

Ratings & Reviews

Hooptwin's Review

October 11, 2011
Flavor was good, but the candy thermometer must be mandatory. I tried just using the approximate times and the candy was so hard/sticky that it was very difficult to eat.