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Toffee Apples

How to Make Toffee Apples

A simple recipe for making toffee apples
Servings 4


  • 4 Apples
  • 200 g golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup


  • Cover the apples with boiling water for a few minutes, this removes the waxy coating so the toffee will stick better. Dry the apples, remove the stalks and push a lollypop stick or wooden skewer into the apple.
  • Add the sugar and 50ml of water to a pan and heat for about 5 minutes stirring gently. The sugar will melt and the two liquids combine.
  • Stir in the vinegar and syrup.
  • If you have a cooking thermometer ( we didn't ) boil the sugar mixture to 146C/295F This is called the 'hard crack' stage. You can test whether the sugar is at the correct temperature by dropping a little into a bowl of cold water. If the toffee hardens immediately and can be snapped when removed it is ready.
  • Very carefully pour the toffee over each apple and leave to harden on a non stick mat or baking parchment.