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Spun Sugar

Try this recipe with our Spun-Sugar Carmel Apples.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups
Spun Sugar

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2000


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup


  1. Cover the work space with parchment paper and the floor with newspaper. Prepare an ice-water bath.

  2. Place the sugar, 1/2 cup water, and the corn syrup in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Raise heat to high, and bring mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until the temperature registers 310 degrees (hard-crack stage) on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat, and briefly plunge the saucepan into ice water to stop the cooking. Let stand to thicken slightly, about 1 minute. Use immediately.

Reviews (3)

  • mountainfairy 20 Sep, 2008

    Dip a whisk or fork into the sugar syrup, and wave back and forth over an apple to draw out long, fine, threadlike strands. Gather the ends of the strands to form a weblike shape around each apple. Repeat with remaining apples, and serve.

  • cheyis 20 Sep, 2008

    How di you "spin" the sugar and get it on the apples like that????

  • cheyis 20 Sep, 2008

    How do you "spin" the sugar and get it on the apples like that????

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