Savoring the Season: Homemade Candied Apples Recipe
By Lainie Eilenberger, Your Trusted Lubbock and West Texas Real Estate Expert
Hello, friends! It's Lainie Eilenberger, your go-to real estate agent here in Lubbock and West Texas. As we embrace the cozy joys of October, I wanted to share a delightful recipe that's perfect for this season: homemade candied apples. These sweet treats are not only fun to make but also a fantastic way to celebrate the autumn spirit. So, gather your family, put on your aprons, and let's dive into this festive recipe. But before we start, let me tell you a little more about my real estate services and how I can help you find your dream home in this beautiful corner of Texas.
Candied Apples Recipe:
6 medium-sized apples (Granny Smith or your favorite variety)
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Wooden sticks or craft sticks
Cooking spray or parchment paper
1. Prepare the Apples:
Wash and thoroughly dry the apples.
Remove the stems, and insert wooden sticks into the tops where the stems were. Ensure they're firmly in place.
2. Prepare Your Workstation:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray. This will prevent the candied apples from sticking.
3. Make the Candy Coating:
In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Once the mixture starts boiling, stop stirring and insert a candy thermometer. Continue boiling until it reaches 300°F (hard crack stage). This will take about 20 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the red food coloring and vanilla extract. Be cautious; the mixture is extremely hot.
4. Coat the Apples:
Carefully dip each apple into the hot candy mixture, swirling it around to coat evenly.
Allow any excess candy to drip off, and place the coated apple onto the prepared baking sheet.
Work quickly before the candy coating hardens.
5. Let Them Cool:
Allow the candied apples to cool and harden completely. This usually takes about 30 minutes.
Once the candy coating is firm, your homemade candied apples are ready to enjoy!
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Whether you're satisfying your sweet tooth with candied apples or embarking on a real estate journey in Lubbock and West Texas, I'm here to make it enjoyable and successful. Let's create delightful memories this season and find your perfect home together. If you have any real estate questions or want to explore the local housing market, don't hesitate to reach out. Happy autumn, everyone! 🍂🍏