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This Portuguese love apples recipe (receita de maçãs do amor) is easy to make and these make a great snack for kids and adults alike.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Love Apples Recipe

Portuguese Love Apples Recipe

Posted in: Snacks
Aug 19, 2018
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6 apples2 cups of sugar1 tablespoon of vinegar6 tablespoons of water1 tablespoon of red food coloring6 barbecue wooden sticks Get these ingredients & more Get ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Wash and dry the apples very well.
  2. Put a wooden stick half way through each of them.
  3. In a pan, add the sugar, water, vinegar, red food coloring and stir for a few seconds.
  4. Then over medium heat without stirring, let the sugar melt until the consistency of caramel (thick).
  5. Turn off the stove and dunk each of the apples in it, make sure the apples are all covered with the sugar mixture. 
  6. Place them on a plate greased with butter so they don't stick and let them cool.
Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdomundoportugues.blogspot.pt *
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