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What is an easy red candy apple recipe?

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Martha Stewart offers an easy recipe for red candy apples on her website, MarthaStewart.com. An instructional video of the celebrity chef preparing the candy apples accompanies the recipe.

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To make red candy apples, begin by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and buttering the parchment. Set the sheet to the side.

Combine 2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cup of water, 1/2 cup of light corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of red food coloring in a medium-sized heavy-bottomed saucepan. Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium-high. Clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pan, and allow the mixture to boil until it reaches hard-crack stage at 300 to 310 degrees Fahrenheit, which generally takes around 20 minutes.

While the mixture cooks, insert wooden sticks into the tops of six medium-sized or 12 small apples. Push the sticks halfway through the apples, and set the apples to the side.

Once the mixture reaches hard-crack stage, remove it from the heat, and quickly and carefully dip each apple in the mixture, coating the apples entirely. Move each apple to the prepared parchment-lined baking sheet after dipping, and allow the apples to cool prior to serving them.

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