Recipe – Toffee Apples

Get Bonfire night parties started with these traditional treats. Children will be helping to make them – sticky fingers guaranteed!

  • READY IN 50 minutes
  • COOKING TIME 15 minutes plus 15 minutes setting
  • PREP TIME 20 minutes
  • MAKES 10

INGREDIENTS:

10 wooden skewers (or lolly sticks)
10 Golden Delicious apples, scrubbed
350 g Fairtrade light soft brown sugar
2 tsp white wine vinegar
35 g unsalted English butter
2 tbsp golden syrup

TO DECORATE:

2 tbsp Halloween sprinkles
2 tbsp sugar stars
20 g ginger snap biscuits, crushed

METHOD 

  1. Insert a wooden skewer or lolly stick into the stalk end of each apple. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Put the sugar in a heavy-based pan with 120ml cold water and heat gently, stirring until it dissolves. Bring to the boil and add the vinegar, butter and golden syrup. Boil gently for 12 minutes, until it has reached the soft-crack stage (138°C on a sugar thermometer, or the point at which a little of the mixture, dropped into cold water, forms threads that bend slightly before breaking).
  3. Dip the bottom two-thirds of the apple in the toffee, turning to coat. Working quickly, get the children to add sprinkles, stars or biscuit crumbs to each apple. Leave to set on the baking parchment for 15 minutes.

Enjoy with: It’s Been a Good Year for the Roses: £14.50 per bottle