October 20, 2011

Toffee Apples and Pears

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Toffee Apples

These crunchy Fall treats are a bit different from their American caramel apple cousins. The coating on these apples is hard caramel instead of the sticky chewy kind. I used mini apples that are a tad sour, they are really tiny at just a third the size of a medium apple...easier to sink my teeth into. I also coated with hard caramel and dipped the bottom in malted crisps one tiny pear called Fragrant Pear; it's almost like the Asian variety in texture and flavor. I love it more than the apples for the triple crunch and the pear is very sweet and juicy. ♥ ♥ ♥

my new favorite: crunchy caramel and malted crisps on crunchy juicy pear 

Toffee Apples and Pears
6 mini apples or small pears
6 thick candy pop sticks
2 cups sugar
½ cup water
2 tablespoons butter
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
6 drops of red food dye

  • Wash apples and dry thoroughly, remove stem and push in the candy pop stick at the top end. Set aside. 
  • In a medium saucepan, heat sugar, water, cream of tartar, and food dye until sugar is dissolved. Clip a candy thermometer and boil rapidly to hard crack. Turn heat off and dip each apple, tipping the pan to coat completely. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and leave for a few minutes to harden.


His Unfailing Love said...

I would love to try this. Looks different.

A Desire to be healthy said...

The first time I saw it, thought of a candy but this one is healthy

Mika said...

I love this so much. I bought 1 from a store and I totally want to do it myself someday ..hopefully :)

Unknown said...

I don't believe you made toffee apples. It looks professional.

maiylah said...

definitely had me drooling...want to try out your recipe! :)

thanks so much for sharing your toffee apples and pears over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi
happy weekend!

Guia Obsum said...

Oh wow, these look good! Craving now! :)

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