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Toffee Apples

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About this recipe
Healthiness : (88 votes)
Difficulty:  4 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: This recipe uses boliing sugar and is only suitable with adult assistance. Boiling sugar is VERY hot and care should be taken.
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: about 30 minutes, plus cooling time
Number of servings: Makes 6-8 toffee apples

Toffee Apples are a tradition at both Halloween and Bonfire Night. Try this delicious version for yourself.
  • 6-8 medium dessert apples
  • 6-8 wooden lolly sticks
  • 450g, 1lb demerera sugar
  • 50g, 2oz butter
  • 10ml, 2tsp vinegar
  • 150ml, 1/4 pint water
  • 15ml, 1 level tbsp golden syrup
  • Waxed paper or buttered baking sheet
Healthier version
 Toffee apples are not a healthy choice but these do not contain any colouring, unlike many shop bought versions.
  • Sugar thermometer
  • Deep sided, heavy based saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Weighing Scales
  • Measuring jug
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Wash and dry the apples, they need to be completely dry
  2. Push a wooden stick firmly into the core of each
  3. Put the rest of the ingredients into the pan, put in the sugar thormometer- it helps if you tie this to the handle so it can't fall in. It MUST go in now, if you put it into the hot pan it may break
  4. Stir the ingredients at a low heat until all the sugar has dissolved
  5. Turn the heat up and stop sirring, leave to boil steadily for about 5 minutes, until the temperature reaches 143C or 290F. This is the temperature for Soft Crack toffee
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and tilt so the toffee is deep at one side
  7. Dip each apple, one at a time, letting excess toffee drain off
  8. Place each apple onto the buttered baking sheet or waxed paper
  9. Once the toffee has hardened you can wrap them in cellophane or serve cooled
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Name: Tilly 8th November 2018
Great and yummy
Name: Oliver Lessiter 30th June 2016
This reminds me of myself as I am a toff, I really like toffee too
Name: Kayley 29th March 2016
this is lovely I can't believe I did them because they sounded lovely and they are amazing and taste lovely
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