Toffee apples

Toffee Apples fresh ideas
Anyone born before the 80's would remember these Toffee apples from fairs and gala days. Yummy. Although still sugary, they have a lovely crisp, fresh apple in the middle.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 8 people


  • 8 small red apples
  • 1 ½ cups caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 drops red food colouring
  • 8 lollypop sticks


  • Wash apples and dry throughly. Remove any stalk and push stick into the centre of each apple.
  • In a heavy-based saucepan place the sugar, water and vinegar and heat gently for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Turn up the heat and boil vigorously for approximately 8 minutes until the toffee just starts to turn golden. Test to see if the toffee is going to set (every minute after 6 minutes) by getting a small amount on a teaspoon and dribbling into a glass of cold water. When the threads are hard, it's ready.
  • Remove from heat and add food colouring. Dip in the apples into the toffee and twirl each apple to make sure it is well coated and the excess drips off. Place the toffee apple on grease proof paper to cool.


Be careful when adding food colouring and dipping apples—the hot toffee mixture can be very dangerous.
Keyword gluten free, kid friendly, vegetarian
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1 Comment

  1. Tapita on 04/03/2023 at 5:22 pm

    I Have Tried This Recipe And I Love
    This, Reminds Me Of A.P.I Show Day/Carnival Day. Thanks For The Memories And The Blessings.

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