Classic Toffee Apples

Classic Toffee Apples

Yields 6


  • Wooden skewers
  • Candy thermometer

What You Need

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 small apples
  • 2-3 drops food colouring (optional)


  • Prepare apples by washing and drying, as well as removing any long stems.
  • Starting at the base, push a wooden skewer almost all the way through the centre of each apple then set aside.
  • To make toffee, combine sugar, water and food colouring in saucepan and stir over low heat to dissolve sugar.
  • Once sugar is completely dissolved, increase heat and bring to a boil.
  • Continue to cook syrup, without stirring, until it reaches the hard-crack stage (temperature of approximately 150C).
  • Remove from heat and, one by one, dip apples in toffee mixture, twirling to coat evenly.
  • Place toffee coated apples top side down on a sheet of baking paper to set.

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