These South African apple fritters are utterly sensational! They’re served with a salted peanut butter sauce for added scrumminess.

Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes
Serves 6


300g sweet potato, peeled, cored and diced
150g plain flour
2tsp cornflour
2tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
250ml milk
4 South African Pink Lady or Granny Smith apples,
cored and sliced into rings
Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
2tbsp caster sugar mixed with 1/2tsp ground cinnamon,
for sprinkling
30g peanut butter powder
30g light muscovado sugar
30g butter
60g golden syrup

Nutritional valuesPer 562g servingPer 100g
of which saturates4.8g1.8g
of which sugars33.5g15.5g

  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. 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.


Cook’s tip: Find peanut butter powder in health food shops and most supermarkets. Otherwise, use 60g smooth peanut butter.

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