Candy Apple Recipe Ideas That Won’t Send You To The Dentist

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Candy Apples Recipe That Won’t Break Your Teeth

Candy Apples are tasty treats that can be enjoyed by everyone whether it’s for bridal parties, weddings, birthday parties, during Halloween, or even at home. However, this treats may not be so good if you have chipped or sensitive teeth. It can even break healthy teeth if you are not careful.

For the sake of your dental health, you may need to make your own candy apples so that they’re a bit softer. This is especially important for those who have braces and dental crowns fitted. Here is a recipe with a few pointers on how to make softer candy apples.

Choosing Apples

The size of the apple should be ideally smaller than what you can find at the grocery store. Small apples can be found easily in orchards, but a bit harder to find at the supermarket. Regular apples will still do, just try to find the smallest ones available. The choice of apples will also determine the flavor. You may want sweeter ones for birthday parties or tart apples for a less sweet option.

Washing and Cleaning

It is important to first wash the apples thoroughly to get the best results when applying any candy or caramel. This step is important because apples have a wax coating. Apples naturally produce their own wax to prevent the loss of moisture. This wax coating, if not cleaned thoroughly, will prevent the candy from sticking properly.

Since the wax coating keeps the apples moist, you should clean it right before you start making the candy. You can wash with warm water to remove the wax. A little vinegar can also help to completely remove the coating. After cleaning ensure that the fruit is completely dry.

Honey Candy Apples

To make candy apples that are safe for your teeth, we’ll use honey and cream. The mixture is high in calories. However, it is gluten free and soft enough. The following recipe is for about 6 apples.

You’ll need:

  • A heavy bottom sauce pan
  • Popsicle or lollipop sticks
  • Thermometer

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 Apples

Method:

  • Put the saucepan on the oven and add the heavy cream under medium heat.
  • Wait until the cream starts forming bubbles and add honey.
  • Stir slowly as you pour the honey into the pan and let the mixture boil.
  • Reduce the heat considerably and let the mixture get to just under 3000F
  • Remove the pan from the oven and place the bottom of the pan on a bowl of water to prevent it from boiling further.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir it until it thickens. Don’t let the mixture harden, but if it does you can put it back on the oven for a few minutes.
  • Using the Popsicle sticks pick each apple and stir it into the honey and cream mixture. Let the apples drip the excess before placing it into a cookie sheet.
  • Let the apples cool. Now you can serve candy apples that are safe for sensitive teeth. 

These are great apples for sensitive teeth or people with crowns, but make sure you brush your teeth thoroughly after to removed excess sugar. It’s important to remember that anything with high sugar can still give you cavities if not cleaned properly afterwards!

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