Toffee Apples are an easy to make and quick sweet treat that is a celebration of apple and caramel.
Total Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Toffee apples are great to use for decoration, as an addition to filling, or as a sweet treat! They are also super simple to make as the main (and really only) step of the process is making the caramel! This recipe was used for my Great British Bake Off Challenge Week Four Showstopper. I used toffee apples on the top of my caramel cake as well as in between each layer of cake to give an enhance apple flavor as well as a little bit of texture. I love this recipe because it’s simple and didn’t take a lot of work to complete!
There are only three ingredients you need to make toffee apples: apples, sugar and water. That’s it! It doesn’t take much to make a sweet and complex flavor.
Making the Caramel
The main step of this process is making the caramel. This type of caramel only called for one pot. I put together the sugar and water and cooked them over low to medium heat. Once the sugar has fully dissolved in the water, I turned up the temperature and allowed it to boiling, bringing forth that caramel color. Once the caramel is ready, I pulled it from the heat and let it rest on the counter.
Adding the Apples
That’s it. Add apples. I cut my apples into chunks because it was easy and I’m not too concerned about making it pretty. But, if you desire, you can cut it into fun shapes or even use a melon baller to cut out perfect spheres! After the caramel has thickened around the apples and the apples are completely coated, remove the apples from the sauce and set out to harden. The it’s time to enjoy!!
While this recipe is easy to make, I’m still not sure how the caramel interacts with the moisture from the apple. I think I didn’t dry my apple pieces enough because the caramel did not harden as much as I expected which I can only attribute to added moisture in the batch. This is something I definitely want to keep an eye on and monitor in any future endeavors.
- 2 Apples peeled and shaped
- ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
- Cut apples into 1 cm chunks, pat dry and set aside.
- Put sugar and 3 tbsp of water into a medium pan, dissolve gently and then boil to a rich caramel color.
- Remove from heat and stir in apple chunks.
- Leave for 3 minutes, or until caramel has thickened.
- Remove the apples from the sauce.