Snow White's Seven Dwarf Toffee Apples
Toffee apples are a sticky treat - and with more fruit than toffee, they're a relatively healthier way to give your child a holiday treat. They're fun to make and nice to eat, in summer or winter! They're a real fairytale treat.
1 tin (425g) Goldcrest baby apples with stem
1 cup (250ml) Sugar
¼ cup (60ml) Water
¼ tsp Red food colouring
pinch Cream of Tartar
- Drain the apples and pat dry using kitchen paper. Set aside.
- Dissolve the sugar and water over medium heat in a medium heavy-based saucepan. Once dissolved stop stirring. Add food colouring and cream of tartar and stir one last time. Use a wet pastry brush to brush any sugar crystals from the side of the saucepan.
- Increase heat and boil syrup for 25 minutes or until hard boil stage (150°C on a candy thermometer). Be very careful not to burn the syrup. As soon as you reach hard ball stage, take syrup from heat immediately.
- Carefully hold each apple by the stem and dip into syrup. Let any excess drain off and place toffee apple on greased wax paper of a silicone mat to cool.