How To Make Pink Candied Apples

How To Make Pink Candied Apples

Whether you are looking for a festive fall snack or a great party treat, candied apples are a wonderful dessert to make. The combination of a crunchy candy shell and sweet, crisp apple make for a delicious snack. Knowing how to make pink candied apples is a great hack for your next party.

Though traditional candied apples are red, these pinks ones are fun and cute. They are great for birthday parties, baby showers, or any celebration. Both kids and adults will love these adorable and tasty candied apples.

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What You Will Need to Make Pink Candied Apples

Ingredients

  • 6 small to medium apples, washed, dried, and stems removed (preferably Granny Smith)
  • 6 candy apple sticks
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons pink gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons white food coloring

Equipment

  • Sheet pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Candy thermometer
  • Medium saucepan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Wooden spoon

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Step by Step Instructions

Step One: Prepare Apples

Remove the stems of the apples and thoroughly wash them. Place the clean apples on a sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray to allow them to dry.

Step Two: Prepare the Sugar Mixture

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, white food coloring, and pink gel food coloring using a wooden spoon. Cook the mixture on medium heat until it boils.

Step Three: Use a Candy Thermometer to Monitor the Mix

When the mixture begins to boil, stick a candy thermometer on the side of the pan. Be sure that the thermometer is well in the mixture, but not touching the bottom.

Use a Candy Thermometer to Monitor the Mix

The mixture should reach 302 degrees Fahrenheit. This may take up to 20 minutes, but the mixture does not need to be stirred in the process.

Step Four: Remove from Heat

Once the mixture has reached 302 degrees Fahrenheit, remove it from the heat. Use a rubber spatula to stir in the vanilla extract, making sure it is fully incorporated.

Step Five: Dip the Apples

Carefully dip the apples into the sugar mixture. Swirl them around to make sure they are fully coated, allow the excess sugar mixture to drip off. Place the apples on the sheet pan to allow them to fully dry.

Be certain to be careful when dipping the apples, as the sugar mixture will be hot. It is best to tilt the pan to make it easier to dip.

Dip the Apples

Tips and Tricks for How to Make Pink Candied Apples

Candied apples can be kept covered at room temperature for 2-3 days. Make sure they are kept in a cool, dry area, and be sure to avoid placing them in the sun. Avoid storing them in the fridge, as this can cause the candy coating to become sticky and messy.

Granny Smith apples are one of the most popular choices for making candied apples. They have a slight tart flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the candy covering. In addition, they are also firm enough to hold the weight of the candy shell.

Other apples used for candied apples include Fuji, Gala, Honey Crisp, and Pink Lady. Make sure to use fresh, firm apples, preferably free of bruises or marks, for the best results. It is also important to make sure the apples are completely dry before dipping them in the candy mixture to ensure that it sticks.

Tips and Tricks for How to Make Pink Candied Apples

A common issue that often happens when making candied apples is air bubbles forming on the surface of the candy shell. To help prevent any bubbles from forming, be sure to thoroughly wash them off. The wax covering that is added to apples is often the culprit to the candy not sticking or bubbling.

To ensure you get all the wax off, you can place them in a large pot of boiling water that has 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda. Leave them in there for one minute, turning them to ensure all sides get covered.  After they are done, dry them off with a paper towel and let them air dry if needed before dipping.

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How To Make Pink Candied Apples

Whether you are looking for a festive fall snack or a great party treat, candied apples are a wonderful dessert to make. The combination of a crunchy candy shell and sweet, crisp apple make for a delicious snack. Knowing how to make pink candied apples is a great hack for your next party.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Make Pink Candied Apples
Servings: 6 apples
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 small to medium apples washed, dried, and stems removed (preferably Granny Smith)
  • 6 candy apple sticks
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons pink gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons white food coloring

Instructions

  • Prepare Apples - Remove the stems of the apples and thoroughly wash them. Place the clean apples on a sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray to allow them to dry.
  • Prepare the Sugar Mixture - In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, white food coloring, and pink gel food coloring using a wooden spoon. Cook the mixture on medium heat until it boils.
  • Use a Candy Thermometer to Monitor the Mix - When the mixture begins to boil, stick a candy thermometer on the side of the pan. Be sure that the thermometer is well in the mixture, but not touching the bottom.
  • The mixture should reach 302 degrees Fahrenheit. This may take up to 20 minutes, but the mixture does not need to be stirred in the process.
  • Remove from Heat - Once the mixture has reached 302 degrees Fahrenheit, remove it from the heat. Use a rubber spatula to stir in the vanilla extract, making sure it is fully incorporated.
  • Dip the Apples - Carefully dip the apples into the sugar mixture. Swirl them around to make sure they are fully coated, allow the excess sugar mixture to drip off. Place the apples on the sheet pan to allow them to fully dry.
  • Be certain to be careful when dipping the apples, as the sugar mixture will be hot. It is best to tilt the pan to make it easier to dip.

Notes

Candied apples can be kept covered at room temperature for 2-3 days. Make sure they are kept in a cool, dry area, and be sure to avoid placing them in the sun. Avoid storing them in the fridge, as this can cause the candy coating to become sticky and messy.
Granny Smith apples are one of the most popular choices for making candied apples. They have a slight tart flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the candy covering. In addition, they are also firm enough to hold the weight of the candy shell.
Other apples used for candied apples include Fuji, Gala, Honey Crisp, and Pink Lady. Make sure to use fresh, firm apples, preferably free of bruises or marks, for the best results. It is also important to make sure the apples are completely dry before dipping them in the candy mixture to ensure that it sticks.
A common issue that often happens when making candied apples is air bubbles forming on the surface of the candy shell. To help prevent any bubbles from forming, be sure to thoroughly wash them off. The wax covering that is added to apples is often the culprit to the candy not sticking or bubbling.
To ensure you get all the wax off, you can place them in a large pot of boiling water that has 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda. Leave them in there for one minute, turning them to ensure all sides get covered. After they are done, dry them off with a paper towel and let them air dry if needed before dipping.
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Pretty Pink Candied Apples

Though candied apples are a classic Halloween treat, these pink candied apples are great for any celebration. Not only do they taste great, but they also look adorable. Once you get the hang of it, they are easy to make, which makes them great for parties or celebrations.

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