Sugar-Free Candied Apples


Candied apples are known for being sweet summer treats with candy-coated apples attached to a stick. When you have a bunch of fresh gala apples you can create a dessert that is also fun for children to take part in. For a sugarless recipe of candied apples you can substitute sucralose for table sugar. It’s also important when making your candied apples that you cook the sugar-free mixture at just the right temperature.

Step 1

Add 1-1/2 cup of sucralose, 1/4 cup of light corn syrup, 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of honey to a large pot. Stir the mixture and then bring it to a boil.

Step 2

Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature of the mixture. Continue boiling the mixture until it reaches the temperature of 300 degrees.

Step 3

Stir the mixture one last time and then remove the pot from heat. Don’t stir the mixture again.

Step 4

Wash six gala apples in cool running water and then dry them off with paper towels. Stick lollipop sticks into the tops of the apples.

Step 5

Dip the apples into the heated sugar mixture and coat each apple. Place the apples onto wax paper and serve once the candy coating has hardened.

Things You'll Need

  • Large pot
  • Stirring spoon
  • Candy thermometer
  • Paper towels
  • Wax paper
  • 6 gala apples
  • 1-1/2 cups sucralose
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Lollipop sticks


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Greg Lindberg is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in creative writing. His professional writing experience includes three years of technical writing for an agriculture IT department and a major pharmaceutical company, as well as four years as staff writer for a music and film webzine.