Spiced sweet potato & apple fritters

Fancy a fried dessert? These spiced sweet potato and apple fritters from South African Fruit are just what you need to hit the spot. 

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Treat yourself with these incredible spiced fritters, dipped in an indulgent peanut butter sauce.

Fancy a fried dessert? These spiced sweet potato and apple fritters from South African Fruit are just what you need to hit the spot.

Ingredients

  • 300g (10½oz) sweet potato, peeled, cored and diced
  • 150g (5½oz) plain flour
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 250ml (9fl oz) milk
  • 4 South African Pink Lady or Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced into rings
  • vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar mixed with ½ tsp ground cinnamon, for sprinkling

For the sauce

  • 30g (1oz) peanut butter powder (or use 60g (20z) smooth peanut butter)
  • 30g (1oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 30g (1oz) butter
  • 60g (2oz) golden syrup

Instructions

1
Cook the sweet potato chunks in lightly salted boiling water until tender. Cool, then put them into a blender with the flour, cornflour, baking powder, salt and milk to give the consistency of thick double cream.
2
Pour vegetable oil into a large saucepan or wok to a depth of 4-5cm (1½-2in). Heat, then check that it’s hot enough by adding a small cube of bread – it should sizzle and brown.
3
Dip the apple slices in the batter and cook them in the hot oil in batches, about 2 or 3 at a time, until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
4
For the sauce, put the peanut butter powder, sugar, butter and syrup into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring until smooth. Add a little hot water to thin the consistency. Serve the fritters, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a little sauce.

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