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Toffee Apples

Categories: Cooking with Kids, Halloween, Kids' Favorites, Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

You know fall has arrived when you have a craving for these chewy treats

Prep Time: prep 15 mins

Cooking Time: cook 10 mins

Serves: makes 4


  • 4 small apples, stems removed
  • generous 1 cup demerara sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1 / 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • vegetable oil, for greasing
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  1. Push a wooden stick firmly into the stalk end of each apple.
  2. Bring the demerara sugar, 1/3 cup water, butter, syrup, and vinegar to a boil in a heavy-bottomed, medium saucepan, stirring just until the sugar is dissolved. Attach a candy thermometer to the saucepan. Cook, without stirring, brushing down the crystals that form inside the pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water, until the syrup reaches the soft-crack stage, 270-290°F (135-145°C).
  3. Meanwhile, line a baking tray with wax paper and lightly grease the paper. Remove the pan from the heat. Dip an apple into the caramel to coat, tilting the pan if necessary, and stand the apple on the lined baking sheet. Working quickly, repeat with the remaining apples.
  4. Let stand until the apples are completely cold and the toffee has hardened.
  • prep 15 mins; cook 10 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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