Homemade toffee apples

Treat yourself to the irresistible sweetness and delicious crunch of homemade toffee apples, a perfect treat for cool fall nights. These delicious creations are head and shoulders above their store-bought counterparts and offer exceptional taste that is simply unparalleled. Every bite reveals a harmonious contrast between the crunch of the apple and the sticky, delicious toffee coating. With just the right balance of flavors and a homemade touch, you can enjoy the true essence of fall with our gorgeous toffee apples.

Ingredients

  • 8 Granny Smith apples
  • 400g golden powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

Preparation steps

  1. Place the apples in a large bowl and cover with boiling water (you may need to do this in two batches). This removes the wax layer and allows the caramel to stick better. Dry thoroughly and twist off all stems. Insert a wooden skewer or lollipop into the stem end of each apple.
  2. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper and place the apples on it near your stove. Put the sugar in a saucepan with 100 ml of water and heat over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved, then stir in the vinegar and syrup. Place a candy thermometer in the pan and cook the sugar to 350°F or hard crack setting. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test the toffee by pouring some into a bowl of cold water. It should harden immediately and be brittle and easy to break when removed. If you can still mash the toffee, continue cooking it.
  3. Quickly and carefully dip each apple into the hot toffee, turning until coated. Allow the excess to drip off, then place on the parchment paper to harden. You may need to heat the toffee a bit if the temperature drops and it feels thick and viscous. Allow the toffee to cool before consuming. Can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored in a dry place.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
278 0g 0g 73g 73g 2g 0g 0.06g

Equipment and tools

To make homemade toffee apples, you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Pot
  • wooden spoon
  • Apple corer or skewers
  • Baking paper or wax paper

Allergen information

The homemade toffee apples contain the following allergens:

  • No nuts
  • No diary
  • Gluten free

Storage and leftovers

After you make the toffee apples, you can store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. It’s best to separate the individual apples with baking paper or wax paper so that they don’t stick to each other.

Please note that the toffee shell may become slightly sticky after a day or two, but they are still edible and delicious!

Health Benefits of Homemade Toffee Apples

When it comes to sweet treats, it’s always a good idea if they offer health benefits in addition to their delicious taste. Homemade toffee apples made with healthy ingredients can provide you with both a filling dessert and some nutritional benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the health benefits associated with this delicious treat:

1. Apples: A nutritional powerhouse

The main ingredient in homemade toffee apples is none other than the Granny Smith apple. These bright green fruits are known for their pronounced acidity and crunchy texture. Apples are packed with essential nutrients and contribute to your overall well-being in several ways. They are an excellent source of fiber, which promotes digestion and ensures a longer-lasting feeling of fullness. Apples also contain antioxidants that can protect your body from chronic diseases.

2. Reduced added sugar

Toffee apples do contain sugar, but making them at home allows you to control the sweetness. By using golden powdered sugar and golden syrup, you can reduce the amount of refined sugar compared to store-bought versions. This way you can enjoy the treat with a little less guilt. Nevertheless, it is important to consume toffee apples in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

3. Possible antioxidant benefits

The vinegar in homemade toffee apples not only adds a tang to the flavor, but may also provide some health benefits. Vinegar contains antioxidants such as polyphenols, which are thought to have various potential health benefits. These antioxidants can help protect your cells from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.

4. Lust-satisfying treat

A small serving of homemade toffee apples can be a filling treat and help curb your cravings for high-calorie desserts. The combination of the sweet toffee coating and the refreshing tartness of the apple creates a delicious balance of flavors that can satisfy your sweet tooth without consuming too many calories.

5. Pleasant way to increase fruit intake

For those who struggle to get enough fruit into their diet, homemade toffee apples can be a fun and delicious solution. By incorporating a whole Granny Smith apple into the recipe, you add a portion of fruit to your day. This can help you reach the recommended daily intake of fruit and enjoy its numerous health benefits.

Overall, while homemade toffee apples are undoubtedly a treat, they also offer some potential health benefits. From apples’ nutritional power to reduced added sugars to potential antioxidant benefits, these delicious treats can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. So why not enjoy a homemade toffee apple and enjoy the sweetness while nourishing your body with healthy goodness?

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