Apple cider fritters with caramel sauce

Serves: 4
Prep: 45 minutes
Cooks In: 15 minutes

Apple cider fritters with caramel sauce

If you’re after a delicious dessert that’s fun to make, these apple cider fritters with caramel sauce are perfect!

The batter is similar to a beer batter, but made with cider to give it extra sweetness. The caramel sauce is super easy to make, just make sure you’re careful as hot sugar can burn! Add a wee pinch of salt if you like a salted caramel taste.

Kids are sure to love this dessert, making it great for a special weekend treat.

For more apple desserts, try my rustic apple cinnamon pie with honey yoghurt cream and my apple pastry rosettes.


Print Recipe

  • flour 1 cup, plus ¼ cup extra for dusting
  • egg yolk 1
  • apple cider 1 cup
  • mixed spice ½ teaspoon
  • medium apples (I used Braeburn) 3-4
  • oil for frying
  • cinnamon sugar ¾ cup caster sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon
  • vanilla ice cream to serve

Caramel sauce

  • sugar ¾ cup
  • water ¼ cup
  • cream ¾ cup


  1. Combine the flour, egg yolk, cider and spice in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Set batter aside to rest.

  2. Core the apples, then slice into 3-4mm-thick rings, pat dry with paper towels and dust in the extra flour.

  3. Pour oil into a medium saucepan to a depth of 4-5cm and heat to 165-185°C. (If you don’t have a cooking thermometer, drop a grain of rice into oil and if it comes to the surface quickly and begins to cook, the oil is ready.)

  4. Dip apple rings into batter, let excess run off, then carefully lower into hot oil using metal tongs. Cook in batches of 2-3 slices, for about 1 minute on each side. Once brown all over, remove with tongs and dip into cinnamon sugar.

  5. Serve warm fritters with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Caramel sauce

  1. Simmer sugar with water until caramelised and golden (swirl pan but don’t stir), then remove from heat and very slowly whisk in cream – be careful as it will bubble up. Return to heat and simmer until thick and glossy.