Earlier this year we were gifted with the highly anticipated sequel to Descendants. In this movie, we get to see more of the Isle of the Lost, the place where Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos grew up. But since it’s called The Isle of the Lost for a reason, we meet some of the more evil characters on the Isle in the form of Uma, Gil and Harry.
And although apples are more Evie’s thing, she is, of course, The Evil Queens daughter, the colour purple just screams Mal’s name.
Unsalted butter, for the parchment paper
400 gr sugar
177 ml water
162 gr light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon purple gel food colouring
6 medium apples
- Line a baking sheet with butter greased parchment paper.
- In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, water, corn syrup and food colouring.
- Bring it up to a boil over high heat while stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Then, reduce the heat to medium-high.
- Insert a candy thermometer and continue to boil without stirring. Continue until the temperature reaches 300°F (149°C), this is also called the temperature where a hard crack will form. This takes about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, insert a wooden dowel into the top of each apple, pushing it about halfway through.
- When the candy mixture reaches the required temperature, immediately remove it from the heat.
- Quickly dip the apples in the sugar mixture until they are completely coated.
- Transfer them to the prepared baking sheet and allow to cool completely.