Red toffee apples

Red toffee apples


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About this recipe: These toffee apples stand out from the others thanks to their stunning red colour! Fantastic for Halloween or bonfire night and easy for small hands to enjoy. You will need a sugar thermometer for this recipe as getting the exact temperature correct is critical to a good result.


Makes: 6 red toffee apples

  • 6 apples - washed, dried and stem removed
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 550g caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Push a lolly stick into each apple. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons sugar evenly onto a baking tray or line with baking parchment.
  2. Place the 550g sugar, water, food colouring and vinegar into a stainless steel saucepan (don't use a good saucepan for this as boiling toffee can cause some damage to your pan) with a thick bottom and bring to the boil. Boil until the sugar thermometer reads 150 C.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately dip the apples one after the other into the sugar until they are completely coated. Place them upside down onto the prepared baking tray to cool and set. Once set, enjoy!


The Golden Delicious variety are best for this recipe. Before step 1, try placing the apples in a bowl and covering with boiling water for a few minutes to remove the waxy coating as this will help the toffee to stick.

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