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):

2 Replies to “Homemade Candied Apples”

  1. Hat leider gar nicht funktioniert bei mir. Die Masse wollte nicht and den Weintrauben halten und als ich das dann irgendwann und irgendwie hinbekommen habe, ist das leider nicht getrocknet.. Es war nur sehr klebrig.

    1. Hmmmmm das tut mir Leid! Bei mir hat es mehrfach wunderbar funktioniert, leider kann ich dir aus der “Ferne” & ohne dabei gewesen zu sein leider niocht weiterhelfen.

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