Homemade toffee candied apples

Toffee Candied Apple


  • 5 lbs butter
  • 6 lbs granulated sugar
  • 12 oz raw almonds
  • 1 lb bakers special sugar
  • 2 oz Salt
  • 2 oz lecithin
  • 1 pint of warm water


    Place butter in cooking kettle, bring to a boiling point and add the warm water

    Again, bring to a boil and add granulated sugar

    Bring to a final stiff boil and add the lecithin

    Cook to 250 degrees Farenheight and add chopped almonds

    Cook to 280-290 degrees and reduce heat

    Cook to 310-312 degrees

    Set kettle off fire and add salt and bakers special sugar and mix well

    Pour onto oiled cooking slab

    Spread to desired thickness and mark for later breaking

    Dip apple in caramel sauce

    Roll in finished Toffee bits

    About Alene DeBrito
    Everyone knew that, in the weeks before Christmas, the place to find Alene DeBrito was in the kitchen. She'd be making her chocolate-dipped, dried apricot candies for the friends, employees and customers of her husband Arnold's farm implement business.

    It didn't take too long before things got out of hand. Demand exceeded Alene's ability to supply. So as not to disappoint those recipients who year after year had come to anticipate the heady taste of chocolate and apricot, and so as not put Alene and the family in a tizzy every November, there was only one thing to do - build the Chocolate Factory.

    The end result of that decision is presented here; quality chocolate, California dried fruit, fresh nuts-combinations that can make you feel good about indulging. We know you will enjoy our fine chocolates just as much as if you snitched one fresh from Alene's kitchen table.
    Website: http://www.debritochocolate.com

    San Mateo Harvest Festival
    San Mateo County Event Center
    2495 So. Delaware St, San Mateo
    November 14-16, 2008
    Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
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    Tickets valid for re-entry all weekend
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