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Chinese Dessert Recipes: Spun Fruits

Chinese Dessert Recipes: Spun Fruits

Often called toffee fruits, this sweet consists of fruit fried in batter and coated with a thin, crisp caramel glaze. TIME: Preparation takes about 25 minutes, cooking takes from 10-15 minutes. VARIATION: Litchis may be used. Organisation is very important for the success of this dish. Have the batter ready, syrup prepared, fruit sliced and ice water on hand before beginning. WATCHPOINT: Watch the syrup carefully and do not allow it to become too brown. This will give a bitter taste to the dish.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Desserts, Easy Recipes
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 4


  • #Batter#
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted Pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water and milk mixed half and half Oil for deep frying
  • #Caramel Syrup #
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsps water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces Ice water


  • To prepare the batter, combine all the batter ingredients, except the oil for deep frying, in a liquidizer or food processor and process to Wend. Pour into a bowl and dip in the prepared fruit.
  • In a heavy-based saucepan, combine the sugar with the water and oil and cook over very low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and allow to cook rapidly until a pale caramel color.
  • While the sugar is dissolving heat the oil in a wok and fry the batter-dipped fruit, a few pieces at a time.
  • While the fruit is still hot and crisp use chopsticks or a pair of tongs to dip the fruit into the hot caramel syrups. Stir each piece around to coat evenly.
  • Dip immediately into ice water to harden the syrup and place each piece on a greased dish. Continue cooking all the fruit in die same way.
  • Once the caramel has hardened and the fruit has cooled, transfer to a clean serving plate.
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Keyword Dessert recipes, Fruit Desserts