Recipe

Toffee apple

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Ingredients

Toffee apple
  • 12 small apples (granny smith)
  • 12 wooden lollipop sticks
  • 4 cup (880g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (200g) glucose syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red food colour

Method

Toffee apple
  • 1
    Wash and dry the apples, then remove the stalks and insert a lollipop stick into the base of each.
  • 2
    Place the sugar, water and glucose syrup in a saucepan and stir until sugar has completely dissolved.
  • 3
    Brush sugar crystals from the sides of the pan using a wet pastry brush.
  • 4
    Bring the sugar mixture to the boil, without stirring, and leave to cook for 15-20 mins until it reaches the "hard crack" stage on a sugar thermometer.
  • 5
    Stir in the red food colour, then wait for the bubbles to subside.
  • 6
    Tip the pan to one side and dip the apples in the toffee mixture,being sure to coat them evenly, dip immediately into a cold jug of water-this will set the toffee.
  • 7
    Place on prepared tray and leave to set.

Notes

Once the toffee apples are set, wrap in cellophane and give as take-home treats.