6 apples


5 min.


10 min.


Candy Apples

Candied apples are called “Liebesapfel” in German. Literally translated this means “love apple”. Traditionally you buy your loved one a candied apple and eat it together… And you can believe, this is how a lot of love stories started.


Candy Apples

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Sweets
Servings 6 apples


  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 6 skewers or popsicle sticks
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. red food coloring


  • Make sure you wash the apples very well to make sure there is no wax is left.
  • Remove stems and pat the apples dry.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray well with spray oil.
  • Place skewers into apples, where the stem used to be.
  • In a medium sauce pan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, food coloring and mix well.
  • Bring to a boil and cook to about 290 - 310 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove from heat, quickly dip apples twice and place on cooking sheet.
  • Let cool for about 30 minutes, then wrap them in cellophane bags or plastic wrap.

Serving Tip:

Candied apples make a wonderful gift if you wrap them in cellophane paper and add a personal gift tag.