Toffee apple jam

Layer toffee sauce with citrus apple compote to create the perfect autumn spread for toast
Toffee apple jam
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  • Serves: makes 2 x 260g jars
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes plus cooling
  • Effort: easy


For the toffee sauce

  • 100 g light muscovado sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp double cream

For the apple jam

  • 600 g Bramley apples, cored and peeled
  • 100 ml water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 250 g white granulated cane sugar, flavoured with vanilla pods (or 1 fresh vanilla pod added to the apple sauce mixture at the beginning of the cook)


1. For the toffee sauce: melt the sugar, syrup and butter in a small pan and bring slowly to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes or so until thick. Stir in the cream and remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

2. For the jam: place the apples, water and lemon juice in a separate pan and cook down until soft and fluffy this will take about 15-20 minutes. Once the apples have become soft, add the sugar over a low heat until all the sugar has dissolved, then crank up the heat and bring to a simmering boil for approximately 4-5 minutes. The apple jam should be lovely and thick.

3. Add a layer of toffee sauce to the bottom of the jar and then a layer of apple jam and continue layering until you reach the top of the jar.

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