Toffee Apple Pops

Method

Try this bite-sized take on a classic sweet treat - the toffee apple! Top with melted chocolate, chopped nuts or hundreds and thousands.

  • STEP 1

    Grease a large baking tray, a spatula and a metal tablespoon with oil. For the toffee, put the sugar, golden syrup, vinegar and butter in a small saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, cut the apples into chunky slices, about 1cm thick, and push a lollipop stick or wooden skewer through the edge so that the point reaches the centre – if your skewers are very long, cut them in half before using.

  • STEP 3

    Once the sugar has dissolved, turn up the heat and bring the mixture to the boil. Pop in a sugar thermometer and bubble until the temperature reaches 148C. Quickly remove from the heat and stir in the cream using the oiled spatula. Leave the toffee to cool and thicken a little, then hold the apple skewers over the pan, one at a time, and spoon over some of the toffee to thickly coat one side of the slice. Let any excess drip off around the edges, then transfer to the prepared tray, toffee-side up, and sprinkle with some chopped pecans, if using. If the toffee in the pan becomes too firm, gently heat to re-melt it.

  • STEP 4

    Leave the slices to cool until hardened, then drizzle over some dark chocolate, if using. Leave to set, then enjoy.

 

Credit: BBC Good Food

Ingredients

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 15 Minutes (+ Cooling)

Serves: 10

  • Sunflower oil , for greasing

  • 2-3 small crunchy apples

  • Roasted chopped pecans (optional)

  • Melted dark chocolate (optional)

  • For the toffee:

  • 200g golden caster sugar

  • 50g golden syrup

  • ½ tsp white wine vinegar

  • Knob of butter

  • 1 tbsp double cream