Home-made toffee apples

It’s that time of year when the trees are heavy with apples, ready to be picked and eaten!

My family always enjoy a good old toffee apple during carnival season. They’re always being sold during the procession, so it seams rude not to have one. However, nothing beats making and enjoying your own home-made toffee apples. Fantastic served on bonfire night and at halloween parties…

Homemade toffee apples

Homemade toffee apples


  • 385g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 8 eating apples (we use ‘Discovery‘ apples from our own garden)


  1. Place the apples in a large bowl of boiling water. It gives them a clean, and removes any wax coating, which will help the caramel to stick.
  2. Push a lolly stick, or wooden skewer in each apple.
  3. Place the apples on a sheet of baking parchment.
  4. Add the sugar and 100ml water to a pan, and place over a medium heat.
  5. After 5 minutes (once the sugar is dissolved), stir in the vinegar and syrup.
  6. Set a sugar thermometer in the pan and boil to 150C.
  7. Carefully, but quickly, dip each apple into the sauce, twisting to cover fully. Place on the baking parchment to harden.
  8. Wait until cooled, and then enjoy with friends.

By Ashridge Support

Ashridge Nurseries has been in the business of delivering plants since 1949.


  1. Richard peters says:

    so what happens to the 4tbsp of golden syrup then in your recipe for the toffee apple’s.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Frankie Meek says:

      Thank you for your comment and taking the time to read our recipes!

      You should now see the updated method for adding the syrup. Thanks

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