mmmmm good..................I found this years ago. I don't know where.
Calories: Around 258. More if you make it thick.
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
red food coloring
Mix 1st 3 ingredients in saucepan.
Put on high heat with candy thermometer positioned in center of fluid level, making sure it doesn't touch the bottom of the pan.
While it is boiling, thoroughly wash and dry your apples, and spear with the sticks.
Boil mixture until reaches hard crack (300ºF), then immediately add red food coloring and stir.
Quickly immediately dip the apples, twisting to cover, and set on a greased cookie sheet.
The number of apples depends on how thick you want the candy. They are easier to eat if not too thick.
I get to go to the mountains twice in one week! Last weekend was our annual Leaf Trip. It never gets old and the leaves seem to get prettier every year. The mountains are awesome and represent Power and Might to me. Their magnitude and majesty, whatever the season, awes me in the same way as the ocean. If I want to "see God" I can stand and watch the tide roll in over my feet, or gaze at mountain ranges that just astound me. No matter what is going on in my life that seems so huge, these two natural phenomenon just keep on "being". They are always there in their magnificence.
This post was just going to be about having a candy apple in the fall. But now I realize it's not so much the apple....it's going to the mountains to get the apple. Grocery store won't do. It's not the same. So today I'm taking an apple barn trip with two of my favorite aunts to "experience fall"...the views, the food, the festivals, the colors, and yes, the apples.