The candy apple, typical of the United States, made every child dream. Enveloping, sweet, juicy and with lots of sugars (but also salty parts). It seems that the first dates back to the early twentieth century when a Newark candy maker dipped an apple during the preparation of the usual red Christmas candies, exhibited it in the window and from then on the success was simply unstoppable. Even today the caramelized apple is typical of the holidays and inevitable in amusement parks and places of entertainment. They can be caramelized with real syrup and the hardness varies according to the ingredients and the type of sugar. There are different variations and the one I propose is technically more a caramel apple than a Candy apple, in fact I dipped them in a real caramel. The recipe is from Preppy Kitchen, which I’ve been following on YouTube for years and which I love. He always offers incredible preparations. My caramel is very dark due to the sugar I used and the very dark Canadian maple juice. If you do it with the classic one and use green apples to enhance the contrast you will get different colors. However, I was interested in the classic red apple that evokes the first witch with whom we are surely all confronted for the first time: the witch of Snow White.
And this is where our journey into the world of witches officially begins.

To make the caramel, the ingredients I used for six apples are:

400 grams of sugar
Half a teaspoon of salt
70 unsalted butter
350 ml cream
240 ml maple juice

You need to melt all the ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. As soon as it reaches a boil, it continuously turns slowly and be very careful. Use a fairly tall pot as the caramel will swell. Use the thermometer. As soon as it reaches 112 degrees, put it aside and turn off the heat. Let it cool down at least 12-15 minutes.

Apples often contain wax which they use for trade and to make them more shiny. Dip them in boiling water for two minutes after washing them and then dry them with a nice dry and clean dish towel. Only after this step dip them in the caramel and turn. Lay on a plate and if you’re going to put something on, do it now. Candies, sugars, peanuts or whatever you prefer.
I used Japanese wooden chopsticks to stick them.
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