An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

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National apple day was first celebrated in Covent Garden, London, on October 21st 1990. Each year, we continue this celebration of all thing’s apple! Just in time for Halloween, break your diet with these traditional toffee apples! – who said fruit always must be healthy?

With many different types and families of apples, there is always an apple close to home. ‘The Stirling Castle apple’ is a yellow to brown apple that originates from the town of Stirling.

They are usually in season from September and available in stores until December, so you may just be able to grab a few for this recipe!

For those of you with a sweet tooth who wish to celebrate the apple this year, these toffee apples are the perfect autumnal indulgence.

Toffee apples are sure to go down a treat at this year’s Halloween celebrations, the only trick here is on your diet. Taking only 20 minutes to prepare and cook, they are an easy and tasty way to celebrate national apple day with your loved ones.

Toffee apple recipe: (vegan friendly) By bbcgoodfood

Photo credit: Recipe30


  • 8 apples
  • 400g of golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp of vinegar
  • 4tbsp of golden syrup

Cooking utensils needed:

  • Large bowl
  • Wooden skewers/ lolly sticks
  • Baking parchment
  • Large pan


  • Place the apples in a large bowl, then cover with boiling water (you may have to do this in 2 batches).
  • Dry thoroughly and twist off any stalks.
  • Push a wooden skewer or lolly stick into the stalk end of each apple.
  • Lay out a sheet of baking parchment and place the apples on this.
  • Tip the sugar into a pan along with 100ml water and set over a medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves, then stir in the vinegar and syrup.
  • Test the toffee by pouring a little into a bowl of cold water. It should harden instantly and, when removed, be brittle and easy to break. If you can still squish the toffee, continue to boil it.
  • Working quickly and carefully, dip and twist each apple in the hot toffee until covered, let any excess drip away, then place on the baking parchment to harden. You may have to heat the toffee if the temperature drops and it starts to feel thick.
  • Leave the toffee to cool before eating. Store in a dry place.

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