To make candy apples, be sure to use the reddest apples you can find.
- Insert wooden skewers into stem end of each apple. Set aside.
- Combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and vinegar in a heavy saucepan, mixing well. Cook over medium heat until mixture reaches 295° on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in food coloring.
- Tilt pan and quickly dip apples in syrup, covering the entire surface. Let excess syrup drip off. Place apples on lightly buttered baking sheet to cool. Store in a cool place.
- Makes 6 servings.
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell