Personally, I like my candy apples to be with MacEntoch Apples but Red Delicious is also very good too. I like caramel apples but the candy apples are just very seasonable right now. Here is a great recipe that I have used and I goofed it up the first time but hte second time I did it it came out really great. If yoiu goof up just try again…just like with anything! I got this from Home Cooking…
12 red delicious apples
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpats. Set aside. Wash and dry the apples. Insert a stick through the stem of each, leaving about 2 inches of the stick for gripping. Place the chopped peanuts in a deep bowl large enough to roll apples in.
Place the sugar, corn syrup, food coloring, and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring slowly to a boil while stirring constantly and cook until the ingredients are dissolved.
Insert a candy thermometer into the liquid and continuing cooking, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 290 degrees F. This should take about 20 minutes.
Remove the syrup from the heat and dip the apples, one by one, coating each evenly. Work quickly so the sauce doesn’t harden. As you finish dipping an apple, roll it in the peanuts to coat evenly. Place each apple standing on the prepared cookie sheet. Let the apples cool for at least 1 hour before servinig.
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