Orange Candy Apples
A fall favorite – these orange candy apples are fun and easy to make. Spooky, sweet and delicious.
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Weather was very nice around here so I spent some time outside.
Orange Candy Apples – this is the best thing I made this weekend! And yesterday I ate three of them! Which reminds me that I was not allowed to have more than one, when I was a child.
Do you like candy apples? I do, but rarely buy/make them! Ever since I saw these in a magazine last week, I’ve been dreaming about candy apples.
These apples are extremely easy to make and they are the perfect treat for fall. I was planning to make Halloween Boo kits for my friends and I’ll also include a candy apple in them.
All you need for these orange candy apples is: apples of your choice – I used gala apples (that’s what I had), sugar, light corn syrup, water and orange food coloring. I just love candy apples made with sweet apples, but if you are a fan of Granny Smith or a kind similar to them.
You can make these in any color of your choice. If you don’t have any light corn syrup in your pantry, most supermarkets in the US carry it. It is located in the baking aisle or by the maple syrup and molasses. Karo syrup will also work in this recipe.
I also suggest that you use a candy thermometer, but this is not mandatory.
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Orange Candy Apples
- 4 Gala Apples — (or any other kind of your choice)
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup — (or Karo syrup)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp orange food coloring
Wash and dry apples. Insert a lollipop stick one-third of the way into each apple. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
Combine water, sugar and light corn syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and add the food coloring.
Continue cooking, swirling the pan until a candy thermometer registers 290 F, or about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Dip each apple into the candy, then twirl over the pan to let the excess drip off. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Let apples stand for 10 minutes, until set.
These apples would be perfect for Halloween, Mira! I’ve never made my own before and think I’ve only had them once, but they do look delicious! Love how easy these are to make! Pinned!
Mira! my kids are currently obsessed with candied apples!!!! I think I only had them as a kid a few times when we were at the fair or something. . I’ve got to make these for Halloween! LOVE!
These really would be perfect for halloween. Sadly I won’t be at home for halloween, so I won’t be able to make these, but I am going to try and find something similar.
Thanks Dannii! If you are on your US holiday, you’ll definitely find them here!
I love that you made these orange. That is such a unique idea, Mira! I’ve never made my own before but these sound way to good to pass up.
Thanks Jen! They are good and very easy to make!
OH, MY. GOSH. I am loving these gorgeous, delicious and healthy candy apples, Mira. Loved these stunning photos too! Pinning!
These sounds amazing! Perfect for Halloween!
Your candy apples look incredible, Mira! I’ve never made my own before too but I always loved them when we did get them as a treat. The orange color is gorgeous and perfect for fall and Halloween! I can’t wait to make these with my kiddos – so fun! 🙂
I love the lighting in these photos Mira, very nice 🙂 These apple would be perfect for Halloween!
These are gorgeous and look delicious, Mira! Will you put some in my Halloween Boo kit too? 🙂
LOVE that you made these orange! pinning! orange is my favoriteee color this time of year! 😉
These are beautiful Mira! I love candy apples, and these are so perfect for Halloween!!!! I definitely have to make them 😀
Delicious work, Mira! It’s been far too long since I had a candy apple and I love them. Your recipe is so simple. I hope to make it to the farm for some apple picking in a few weeks. I’ll look forward to giving these a go!
I haven’t had a candy apple in a million years! I love these orange ones — they’re so festive for Halloween!
I don’t do candy apples too often either, but when I do, like you, I try to eat like three at once. These will be great for your Halloween Boo kits!
I have never had a candy apple. Yet to try 🙂 But, I must say, these pictures are making me look forward to try one! thanks for sharing, Mira! loving the shots! pinning.
Good morning Mira!
Definitely, I’m going to make this recipe, we picked some apples last Sunday in a farm nearby, and besides pies, I’m going to make this recipe, your beautiful photos make them look so delicious!!! I google+ and pinned them, spreading what is good :)))
Hi Regina! Thanks so much my friend!
I’ve always loved candy and caramel apples. Doing an orange version is just so cool! You get super big originality points, yet again!
It’s been too long since I’ve had a candy apple! And these are almost too pretty to eat! I want them as a table decoration! hahah! Gorgeous!
I haven’t had candied apples for years! Thanks for bringing back memories and linking up with us at #AnythingGoes
This is so amazing!!!! How did you come up with this idea? I’m gonna try it soon!
I loved eating candy apples as a child, they remind me so much of fall. Gorgeous little treats my dear.
Looks good, but you are missing flavoring! You need an oil flavoring used for hard candy. Otherwise what you have here is a colored sugar apple.
Thanks for sharing your suggestion. I actually meant to make Orange Colored not Orange Flavored Candy Apples. I’ll try them with the citrus flavoring next.