Monday Munchies: Toffee Apples

We’re well into the swing of Halloween festivities and for us, that means making delicious toffee apples! These remind of us of our childhood, they’re such a yummy treat, great for kids and adults too. Enjoy!

Ingredients

15 red apples
4 cups of white sugar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Red food colouring
15 wooden sticks

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Method

1. At the base of the apple, push in the stick until it is about 2cm inside the apple.

2. Line 2 large baking or cookie trays with baking paper.

3. Using a large saucepan on a low heat, add sugar and water and stire well until the sugar has completely dissolved.  Then, stop stirring when the mixture has dissolved and place the heat on high.  Bring the mixture to the boil.  Add cream of tartar and food colouring to the mix and brush away any sugar crystals around the pan into the mixture with a pastry brush.

4. Again reduce the heat and allow the toffee to simmer for about 20 minutes.

5. You know the toffee is ready when it reaches 154 degrees (if you have a candy thermometer) or if not, it reaches”crack stage”.  You can test this by placing a spoonful of the toffee mixture into a glass of icy water.  If the toffee bends and cracks, it is ready.

6. Once the toffee has stopped boiling, dip the apples into the toffee ensuring you coat the apple completely including the stick as the toffee will help the stick stay put.

7. Place each of the apples with the stick side up on the baking tray to cool and set at room temperature away from direct sunlight.

Credit // Pink Frosting

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