Chinese Toffee Apples

Chinese Toffee Apples

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Dessert

Type: Chinese

Perhaps the most popular Chinese dessert, served with some icecream they are simply delicious


  • Medium apples, peeled 2
  • Cornflour 2 tbsps
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Batter
  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup
  • Cornflour 2 tbsps
  • Baking powder ½ tsp
  • Caramel
  • Sugar ½ cup
  • Butter 1 tsp
  • To serve
  • White sesame (til) seeds, toasted 2 tbsps


  • Core and cut apples, first into halves and then further into 1 inch pieces and put into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle 2 tbsps cornflour on the pieces, coating them completely and shake off excess.
  • To make the batter, take refined flour, 2 tbsps cornflour and baking powder in another bowl and mix. Add 1¼ cups of water and whisk to a smooth batter.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan.
  • Dip apple pieces in batter coating them completely, slide into hot oil and deep-fry on medium heat for 2-3 minutes or till they turn golden-brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • To make caramel take sugar and butter in a non-stick pan, mix and add 2 tbsps water and cook till the sugar melts and turns a light brown color. Make sure to stir it often so that it does not burn.
  • Add apples to and mix till they are completely coated with the caramel. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  • Put these caramel coated apple pieces into a big bowl of icy water to make them crispy.
  • Drain and put them on a plate and separate them with a fork.
  • Transfer into a serving platter and serve.