Apple fritters with apple brandy butterscotch sauce
These butterscotch-covered apple fritters are a tiny but naughty - but irresistibly nice
For the sauce:
- 30g (1oz) butter
- 90g (3oz) light soft brown sugar
- 2tbsp golden syrup
- 142ml carton double cream
- 2tbsp apple brandy (Calvados or Somerset Royal)
For the fritters:
- Sunflower oil, for deep-frying
- 60g (2oz) plain flour
- 30g (1oz) caster sugar
- ½tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 medium egg, separated
- 2-3 apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced widthways, to make ring shapes
- Deep-fat fryer
This dish isn't suitable for freezing - so you'll have to eat it up asap!
- Heat the sunflower oil in a deep-fat fryer to 190°C (375°F).
- To make the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the sugar, golden syrup and 2tbsp water.
- Place the pan over a gentle heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
- Increase the heat and boil the sauce rapidly for a few minutes until it turns pale golden in colour and thickens slightly.
- Remove the pan from the heat and carefully pour in the cream, taking care in case it splatters. Stir until the cream blends into the sauce; return the pan to the heat and simmer until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Stir in the apple brandy and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
- Keep the sauce warm while cooking the fritters.
- To make the batter, sift the flour, sugar and cinnamon into a bowl, then beat in the egg yolk and 8tbsp water to give a smooth batter.
- Whisk the egg white until stiff and fold it into the batter.
- Dip the apple slices in the batter, shake off excess, then place in the hot oil.
- Fry the fritters for 2-3 mins on each side, until golden, cooking three to four apple rings at a time.
- Remove from the pan and drain the slices on absorbent kitchen paper. Keep them warm until all the slices are cooked.
- Serve the fritters hot, drizzled with the sauce.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 600(kcal)
- Fat 16.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.