• Bonfire night toffee apple dippers

    by  • 03/11/2016 • Country food • 0 Comments

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    Try this great idea for serving up sweet treats to guests on Saturday night! Pour the sauce into cute mini metal buckets and serve on a rustic tray decorated with leaves for a seasonal touch. Don’t feel too guilty when you’re indulging – apples contain pectin, which helps to lower cholesterol levels.

    4 eating apples, such as Cox’s, cored and cut into wedges
    Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
    Few pinches of ground cinnamon
    25g (1oz) butter
    100g (4oz) light muscovado sugar
    2tbsp golden syrup
    150ml (1⁄4pt) light double cream

    You will need
    16 wooden skewers, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes

    1 Toss the apple wedges in the lemon juice then thread them on to the skewers. Place on a foil-lined grill pan and sprinkle over the ground cinnamon. Set aside while making the toffee sauce.

    2 Place the butter, sugar, syrup and cream in a small pan. Warm over a gentle heat, stirring, until the butter melts. Increase the heat slightly and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat, pour into bowls and allow to cool slightly.

    3 Grill the apple skewers for around 5 minutes, turning once, until just beginning to soften. Serve with the warm toffee sauce.

     

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