Toffee Apple

    15 hours 30 minutes

    Like I have to tell you, apples coated in toffee! Great for fetes, birthday parties and Halloween. When the apples are cold you can wrap them in cellophane or greaseproof paper.

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    Serves: 9 

    • 9 small red apples
    • solid wooden skewers
    • 2 cups (440g) sugar
    • 150ml water
    • 30g butter
    • 1 tablespoon glucose
    • 3 drops red food colouring

    Preparation:15hours  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:15hours30min 

    1. Wash and dry the apples thoroughly. Impale them on the skewers.
    2. Place sugar and water into a saucepan, stir over heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add butter and glucose, cook rapidly, without stirring until it reaches 150 degrees C or is at hard crack stage.
    3. When mixture stops bubbling add the red food colouring.
    4. Stand the saucepan in a large bowl of hot water to prevent the toffee from setting. Dip apples into the toffee to coat thoroughly. Stand upright (apple down) on a greased tray to set.

    Hard crack stage

    To check if the toffee is ready, drop a small amount of syrup into a glass of cold water. It should set hard and be hard to crack with fingers. If it forms a soft ball that you can mould with your fingers, it needs to cook for longer.

    Toffee apples with peanuts

    To make a peanut variation, roll apples in 1 cup chopped roasted peanuts after dipping into the toffee and allow to set.

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    I didn't find the instructions easy to follow.  -  30 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Can you tell me how long it should bubble for as I have made them twice and both times it hardens before i can cover 3 apples so i am thinking maybe i have boiled it too long? It tastes great just can't seem to get it on the apple :S  -  23 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Leave out the butter or the toffee is too greasy to stick to the apples.. I used a toffee thermometer and also added a little strawberry flavouring at the end..the trick or treaters loved them, tried calling a second time 😃  -  02 Nov 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)