Toffee Apple Recipe

Nostalgic, crunch and crisp, homemade high gloss toffee apples are a perfect treat this autumn

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A beautiful platter of homemade toffee apples can be stunning - and then there's the joy of the first crunchy bite into the crisp apple below! Yum! 

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  • 460g caster sugar
  • 260g golden syrup
  • 300ml water
  • red food colouring


Put the sugar, golden syrup and water into the pan and place on a medium heat. The reason for having a pale coloured pan is so you can see the colour of the mixture and how caramelised it is... if it goes a deep brown it's burnt!
Heat the mixture until it reaches 150°C, this should take twenty to thirty minutes and you do not need to stir it.
Whilst the toffee is cooking, insert the sticks into the apples. If needed use a hammer. Also prepare a tray or board for the apples by covering it in greaseproof paper.
Once at the correct temperature remove, from the heat and add food colouring until you reach the desired colour.
Dip each apple into the mixture, giving it a swirl to ensure even coverage. Allow the apple to drip for a moment to remove the excess, but work quickly to avoid the toffee cooling too quickly.
Place the apple onto the greaseproof paper and allow to cool.
Last updated 5 months ago

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