These delicious toffee apples are the sort of thing that you’d find at the fair or around Halloween and Bonfire Night. The tasty toffee coating is actually really quite simple to make, although you will need a sugar thermometer to make things a little easier. To make these apples a little bit more special, roll them in finely chopped peanuts before leaving them to set fully.
- 9 small red apples
- 9 wooden skewers
- 450g caster sugar
- 150ml water
- 30g butter
- 1 tbsp. liquid glucose (readily available in the bakery section in all good supermarkets)
Wash and dry the apples thoroughly and then impale them on the skewers.
Get together a bowl that is large enough to fit a saucepan in and then fill it with boiling water.
Place the sugar and the water together in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves into the water.
Add the butter and the glucose at this stage and turn the heat up. Cook the mixture rapidly, without stirring it, until it reaches a temperature of 150C on a thermometer or until it reaches the hard crack stage.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stand it in the bowl of hot water. This will stop the toffee from setting and will enable you to fully coat the apples.
Dip each apple into the toffee until it is fully covered. Stand them apple side down on some greaseproof paper and leave them to cool and set completely.