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5 Delicious Toffee Apple Recipes

Toffee Apples are a staple food toffee applefor some at this time of year.

As the nights draw in, our dietry desires take a turn towards the more sugary variety and even a healthy piece of fruit like an apple isn’t safe from being pimped; dipped in a delicious toffee glaze.

Now I don’t know about you, but when I was young, the most common variety was the bright red, candy covered apples. But I soon discovered that toffee apples came in more than one variety, with my Mum using a recipe that was almost fudge like.

To help you in your decision on which to go for this autumn, we’ve put together our 5 most delicious toffee apple receipes for you to try.

5 Toffee Apple Recipes

Speedy Toffee Apples

To start things off, here’s a nice quick and simple recipe which should give you toffee apples ready to eat in under thirty minutes.
Ingredients

  • 8 or so green apples
  • 400g golden caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon golden syrup
  • Red food colouring sugar (optional)
  • 8 toffee apple sticks (lolly sticks)

Method

  1. First wash the apples in hot water to remove the waxy surface. Then remove the stalks and insert your toffee apple sticks of choice.
  2. Pour the sugar into a pan and add 100ml of water and place on a moderate heat. Stir and cook until the sugar is disolved. Then add the syrup and vinegar (and food colouring if you’re using it). Using a sugar thermometer, boil the mixture to 140C. This will take the solution to the stage that it needs to be to turn brittle once it has cooled.
    If you use a spoon and (carefully) pour some of the mixure into cold water, it should go hard instantly when ready.
  3. Lay out some grease-proof paper, then one by one, dip the apples in the toffee being sure to give each a nice even coating. Once covered, place each apple stick up on the paper.
  4. Allow to cool, then enjoy!

Sticky Toffee Apples

This recipe is arguably easier than the first and it’s just as quick. However, this time your toffee apples will be of stickier and maybe a little soft.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Wash the apples in hot water to remove the waxy surface. Then remove the stalks and insert your toffee apple sticks of choice.
  2. Place the toffee, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of water into a saucepan and place on a low heat. Stir until the toffee is melted and smooth.
  3. Lay out some greased, grease-proof paper or aluminium foil and dip the apples one by one into the toffee being careful not to lay it on too thick. Once covered, place each apple stick up on the paper.
  4. Allow to cool
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Brandy Toffee Apples

Here’s a recipe for our older audience. If you want your toffee apples to have a little kick, why not add a splash of brandy?
Ingredients

  • 8 or so green apples
  • 500g dark brown soft sugar
  • 175ml golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of brandy
  • 6 toffee apple sticks (lolly sticks)

Method

  1. Wash the apples as always in hot water. This will remove surface wax and help the toffee to stick. Next, remove the stalks and insert your toffee apple sticks of choice.
  2. As with our first recipe, pour the sugar into a pan and add 180ml of water, then place on a moderate heat. Using a sugar thermometer, bring the mixture to ‘hard crack’ temperature (140C) then reuduce the heat an add the brandy.
  3. Lay out some greased, grease-proof paper or aluminium foil and dip the apples one by one into the toffee being careful not to lay it on too thick. Once covered, place each apple stick up on the paper.
  4. Finally, lay out the grease-proof paper (or foil), then one by one, dip the apples in the toffee being sure to give each an even coating. Once covered, place each apple stick up on the paper to cool and harden.

Two layered Toffee Apples

toffee apple
So you’ve had your fill of conventional toffee apples? Why not try an extra naughty twist with a layer of chocolate. And if you really want, you could even add marshmallows or spingles to your chocolate coating.
Ingredients

  • 8 or so green apples
  • 400g golden caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 400g milk chocolate
  • 8 toffee apple sticks (lolly sticks)

Method

  1. Wash the apples in hot water to remove surface wax. Then remove any stalks and insert your toffee apple sticks.
  2. Pour the sugar into a pan and add 100ml of water and place on a moderate heat. Stir and cook until the sugar is disolved. Then add the syrup and vinegar (and food colouring if you’re using it). Using a sugar thermometer, boil the mixture to 140C. This will take the solution to the stage that it needs to be to turn brittle once it has cooled.
    If you use a spoon and (carefully) pour some of the mixure into cold water, it should go hard instantly when ready.
  3. Lay out some grease-proof paper or foil, then one by one, dip the apples in the toffee being sure to give each a nice even coating. Once covered, place each apple stick up on the paper until cool and hard.
  4. Now place a glass bowl into a pan of water. It’s important that the bowl rests on the pan and that it doesn’t touch the surface of the water. Then break up the chocolate and put it into the bowl.
  5. Place the pan on a low heat and stir the chocolate until it has melted. Be sure not to heat it too much. Chocolate should melt at around 30C.
  6. No dip your cooled, hardened toffee apples briefly into the chocolate and give each an even coat before placing them back on the greased paper.
  7. Allow to cool then eat!
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Honey Toffee Apples

Finally, yet another different take on the toffee apple to keep things interesting. The recipe takes a while, but gives delicious results. Best of all, as with the chocolate, you can add nuts or sprinkles to your toffee apples just after you dunk them to make them look great and taste scrumptious.
Ingredients

  • 6 green apples
  • 200ml honey
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 toffee apple sticks (lolly sticks)

Method

  1. Place the honey and cream into a non stick saucepan and mix together thoroughly over a moderate heat.
  2. Once mixed, bring the mixture to a boil before reducing the heat to a simmer and placing in a sugar thermometer. Try to keep the toffee at around 125C for 30 or so minutes.
  3. Wash your apples in hot water to remove surface wax. Then remove any stalks and insert your toffee apple sticks.
  4. Once the mixture has reached the target temperature remove it from the heat and let it stand until it has a thick, sticky consistency. Then you can dip in your apples to coat them.
  5. Once coated, allow the apples to cool a little on some greased paper or foil before refridgerating them for around 20 minutes to set.

So there are 5 pretty simple toffee apple recipes for you all to try. Feel free to share your recipes below, or if you do try one of ours, let us know how you got on!

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Mr Halloween is the founder of Halloweenerrific. He lives for Halloween and pretty much spends the whole year in a perpetual Halloween, preparing for that all important night when everyone else celebrates it too. He loves cobwebs, skeletons and UV lights. He hates cheap, poorly made Halloween products.

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