Homemade Candied Apples

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Candied apples are sold mainly at fairs, Christmas markets or at carnivals. The apples are put on a skewer and pulled through a red-colored sugar syrup.

In today’s post I’ll show you how easy it is to make candied apples at home. Have fun baking!

Cooked/Baked today: Homemade Candied Apples
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Category: Baking Recipes, Christmas Recipes, Homemade Sweets Recipes
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Homemade Candied Apples

Homemade Candied Apples

Homemade Candied Apples

Homemade Candied Apples

Ingredients for about 6 – 8 candied apples:

  • 6 – 8 small or medium sized apples
  • 350 grams sugar
  • 150 grams glucose
  • 100 milliliters water
  • 1 small tube red food coloring
  • Poppy seeds, coconut flakes & brown sugar for garnishing

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • 6 – 8 stable skewers to handle the apples
  • Small pot or saucepan for the sugar syrup
  • Whisk
  • Candy thermometer
  • Baking tray + parchment paper
  • 3 bowls



Remove the apple stalks & instead carefully insert a stable skewer (for example wooden shashlik skewers) or plastic stalk into each apple. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Also prepare a bowl filled with poppy seeds, another bowl with coconut flakes & a third bowl filled with brown sugar for garnishing the candied apples.

Cooking Sugar Syrup

Cooking Sugar Syrup

…for the sugar syrup:

In a small pot or saucepan combine 350 grams sugar, 150 grams glucose, 100 milliliters water & a small tube red food coloring. Heat up all ingredients over medium heat & stir together with a whisk until the sugar has completely dissolved & the syrup starts to simmer.

Once the sugar syrup starts to simmer stop stirring & allow to cook at a rapid boil for about 5 – 6 minutes. From time to time check the sugar’s temperature with a candy thermometer & once the syrup reaches a temperature of 150°C pull the pot from heat.

Candying Apples

Candying Apples

Take the apples by the stalks/skewers, carefully hold the pot a bit angular & then dip or turn the apples several times into the hot syrup.

Allow the excess syrup to drip off, place the apples on the prepared baking tray & shortly after candying decorate the apples with poppy seeds, coconut flakes or brown sugar.

Allow the done apples to harden completely & then serve. I wish you lots of fun baking 😉

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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