A recipe for candy apples made with corn syrup and brown sugar.
- 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 6 to 8 apples with sticks
Combine brown sugar, water and corn syrup in a small, deep saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon to blend; place over medium high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and continue cooking, without stirring, until the mixture is 290° on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and measure in lemon extract. When the mixture stops bubbling, put the first apple in the saucepan. Place apples on a buttered pan or buttered aluminum foil to solidify. To solidify quickly, immediately submerge the coated apple into ice water, then let drain on a dampened towel and place on the buttered pan.