Toffee Apple Swirls

  • 15MINS
  • 40MINS
  • Serves 16
  • 102KCAL

A light puff pastry delight, you'll want a cuppa handy when you take a sweet, crunchy bite from our Toffee Apple Swirls. We’ve filled each one with a cinnamony apple puree filling that’s too good to miss. You won't believe they're only 102 calories each!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories102
  • Carbs14g
  • Protein1.8g
  • Fat4.2g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars2.1g

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Are you a lover of toffee apple flavours? You’ll adore the sweet, apple-y puree we’ve delicately spread into each of our Toffee Apple Swirls! You can’t go wrong with a classic flavour combination inside a crunchy, pastry treat, and these little swirls are no exception.

Filled with an autumnal blend of sweetened baked apples and cinnamon, they’re perfect with a warming cuppa on a chilly evening. They’ll go down a storm with guests, especially if you plan to lay on a Bonfire Night buffet or spooky Halloween spread.

To keep things slimming friendly, we’ve made reduced-fat light puff pastry and sugar-free chewy toffees as our key ingredients – not that you’d be able to taste the difference! By gently melting finely-chopped Werther’s Original toffees into our homemade apple puree, we’ve added bursts of moreish sticky-toffee sweetness throughout our apple filling that won’t take you off track. 

What diets are these Toffee Apple Swirls suitable for?

Our Toffee Apple Swirls are suitable for vegetarian diets.

They can be made gluten-free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten-free versions:

  • Ready-rolled light puff pastry sheet

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Toffee Apple Swirls?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Toffee Apple Swirls?

We’ve used sugar-free Werther’s Original toffees to make our swirls’ sticky centres. These are the chewy sweets, not the hard-butter candies. You’ll find them in the confectionary aisle at most supermarkets, or on Amazon.

If you can’t find the Werther’s Original toffees, any brand of chewy, toffee sweet will do!

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These sugar-free creamy toffees are perfect for making into a slimming-friendly caramel.

Make sure to use a white granulated sweetener with the same texture and weight as sugar, like Sukrin.

How many calories are in these Toffee Apple Swirls?

There are 102 calories per portion in these Toffee Apple Swirls, which means they fall into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with a sheet of non-stick baking paper.

Step 2

Place the apples, sweetener, water and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Cover and place over a low heat, cooking gently for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally until the apples are completely soft and have formed a thick, smooth puree. If the apple puree is a little runny, cook for longer until it thickens.

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Step 3

Transfer the apple puree into a dish to cool down. Once cool, place in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.

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Step 4

Unroll the chilled pastry sheet, leaving it on the greaseproof paper packing and place on a chopping board. Spread the chilled apple puree evenly over the pastry sheet, leaving a 1cm gap along one long edge.

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Step 5

Scatter the finely-chopped toffees evenly over the apple puree. Roll up, starting with the long edge without the gap, using the greaseproof paper packing to help you. Keep rolling until you’ve made a ‘Swiss roll’, finishing seam-side down. Place the roll in the fridge on the chopping board and chill for 15 minutes to firm up.

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Step 6

Use a large, serrated knife to carefully cut into 16 spiral-shaped slices. Don’t worry if the spirals aren’t perfectly shaped, you can reshape them once on the baking tray if needed.

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Step 7

Lay the slices flat on the lined baking tray, leaving gaps between each and gently press the seam on each to seal. Place in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden and crisp.

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Step 8

Place on a cooling rack for a few minutes before serving – the toffee inside the swirls will be very hot straight out of the oven! Dust with a little icing sugar and serve warm or cold.

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These Toffee Apple Swirls are delicious all on their own, or you can enjoy them as part of a decadent selection of Sweet Treats.

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How do you know when Toffee Apple Swirls are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Toffee Apple Swirls in the oven for around 15-25 minutes, until they are golden and crisp.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Toffee Apple Swirls in the fridge?

There’s no need to refrigerate Toffee Apple Swirls. You can store your leftover swirls in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Can I freeze Toffee Apple Swirls?

Yes, you can! Freeze your Toffee Apple Swirls as soon as they are cold enough in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing. 

Don’t forget to add a label describing what it is and the date. It will make it so much easier to organise your freezer space! 

How do I reheat Toffee Apple Swirls?

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and then heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Toffee Apple Swirls

You'll want a cuppa handy when you try our Toffee Apple Swirls. They're filled with an autumnal apple puree filling that’s too good to miss!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 102
  • Carbs 14G

Ingredients

  • 320 g ready-rolled light puff pastry sheet
  • 2 medium cooking apples approx. 140g each, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 tbsp white granulated sweetener
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • a pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 8 sugar-free creamy chewy toffees finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp icing sugar for dusting

Baking tray

non-stick baking paper

small saucepan with lid

cooling rack

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with a sheet of non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place the apples, sweetener, water and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Cover and place over a low heat, cooking gently for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally until the apples are completely soft and have formed a thick, smooth puree. If the apple puree is a little runny, cook for longer until it thickens.
  3. Transfer the apple puree into a dish to cool down. Once cool, place in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
  4. Unroll the chilled pastry sheet, leaving it on the greaseproof paper packing and place on a chopping board. Spread the chilled apple puree evenly over the pastry sheet, leaving a 1cm gap along one long edge.
  5. Scatter the finely-chopped toffees evenly over the apple puree.Roll up, starting with the long edge without the gap, using the greaseproof paper packing to help you. Keep rolling until you've made a 'Swiss roll', finishing seam-side down. Place the roll in the fridge on the chopping board and chill for 15 minutes to firm up.
  6. Use a large, serrated knife to carefully cut into 16 spiral-shaped slices. Don't worry if the spirals aren’t perfectly shaped, you can reshape them once on the baking tray if needed.
  7. Lay the slices flat on the lined baking tray, leaving gaps between each and gently press the seam on each to seal. Place in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  8. Place on a cooling rack for a few minutes before serving – the toffee inside the swirls will be very hot straight out of the oven! Dust with a little icing sugar and serve warm or cold.

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Recipe notes

Tip: It’s best to use the pastry straight from the fridge, depending on the brand you use. Some brands can be stickier than others and may become difficult to work with if they become warm. We recommend using it chilled and handling it as little as possible.
Tip: Once your apple puree is nice and thick (no-one wants a runny filling!), pop it in the fridge alongside the reduced fat light-puff pastry sheet. Working with them while they’re nicely chilled makes such a difference – filling and slicing your swirls is so much easier. Carefully wipe the serrated knife on kitchen paper between slices too.
Tip: We used Werther's sugar-free creamy toffees, not the hard butter candies. Make sure to chop them finely as this will make it easier to slice the filled pastry roll into swirls. We used white granulated sweetener which has the same weight and texture as sugar.

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