How to make Chinese Toffee Apples -

Batter fried apples served dipped in caramel sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Apple (सेब), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Desserts

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Chinese Toffee Apples

Chinese Toffee Apples Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Chinese Toffee Apples Recipe

  • Apple 4 medium

  • Sugar 4 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Sesame seeds (til) toasted tablespoon


Step 1

Peel, core and cut apples into quarters and cut each quarter lengthwise in half. Coat apple segments thoroughly in two tablespoons of cornflour, shaking off excess. Sieve refined flour, remaining cornflour and baking powder into a bowl.

Step 2

Gradually stir in one and quarter cup of water to make a smooth batter. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, dip the apple segments into the batter and deep fry for about a minute or until golden brown, turning them occasionally.

Step 3

Drain on an absorbent paper and keep warm. Heat butter in a pan with two tablespoons of water and sugar. Continue cooking until sugar melts and turns light golden brown.

Step 4

Remove from heat and dip the fried apple pieces in the hot caramel. Sprinkle sesame seeds and dip in iced water to harden the crust. Remove immediately and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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