6 medium Red Delicious apples
6 wooden Popsicle sticks
3 cups sugar
2⁄3 cup light corn syrup
2⁄3 cup water
1 teaspoon vinegar
6 -8 drops red food coloring
Wash and dry apples; remove stems.
Insert wooden sticks into stem end of each apple; set aside.
Combine next 4 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; mix well.
Cook over medium heat until mixture reaches 295 degrees (candy thermometer), stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat; stir in food coloring.
Quickly dip apples into mixture; allow excess to drip off.
Place apples on a buttered baking sheet to cool.
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