2 C. granulated sugar
2 C. corn syrup
1/3 C. cinnamon candy
1 C. water
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 t. cloves
3/4 t. red food coloring
Remove stems from apples, wash, and pat dry. Insert a wooden skewer in each
apple, running through the apple from stem end to base without protruding all
the way through the bottom end.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon candies, and water in
medium-sized saucepan. Cook until candies dissolve, stirring constantly. Be
careful not to boil. Add cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, and food coloring. Mix
thoroughly. Boil mixture to 300° F. using a candy thermometer without stirring.
While mixture is boiling, generously prepare a baking sheet with
cooking spray so it's ready ahead of time. As soon as mixture reaches 300° F.,
remove it from heat and quickly dip each apple-one by one-into the mixture until
it is thoroughly coated.
Set coated apples, standing on their bottoms with skewer
pointing up, on baking sheet until mixture hardens. Let apples reach room
temperature before eating.