Candy apples


6 apples
6 wooden or bamboo skewers
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
6 whole cloves
1 tsp. red food coloring
cinnamon red hots candies, crushed

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray,
brush with vegetable oil or line with a silicone sheets.
Remove stems from apples. Insert a skewer into each apple through the
stem end.
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar with the water
and cream of tartar. Add lemon juice, cloves and crushed cinnamon red
hots (if using).
Add red food coloring. Boil the mixture, without stirring, until the
temperature reaches 310°F on a candy thermometer or until the sugar
mixture reaches the hard crack stage.
Remove saucepan from heat. Dip apples into the syrup, turning to coat. If
a coconut or nut coating is wanted, roll the apples in the coating while still
Leave the apples on the cookie sheet to cool.
Makes 6 apples.
CAUTION: Be very careful when handling hot sugar – it will burn!  DO NOT POUR REMAINDER DOWN DRAIN!  It will clog drain and/ or freeze up your garbage disposal.  Been there……. done that!

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