Geisha

Chinese Fruit Toffee

(Makes 5-8 Servings)

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz.) Geisha┬« Tropical Fruit Salad, drained
  • 1/2 cup. all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 egg white, well beaten
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • Ice water
  • Toffee, 1 cup. granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. lard

Preparation

  1. Place flour in plastic bag, add Tropical Fruit Salad. Close top of bag and shake until well coated, remove Tropical Fruit Salad and mix remaining flour with cornstarch and egg white to make a thick batter; adding a little cold water as needed.
  2. Heat oil until almost smoking and add the sesame oil. Dip each piece into batter and deep fry in several batches until golden, turning once or twice. Drain well. Spread sesame oil over a serving plate and pour ice water into a bowl.
  3. Drain wok and add toffee ingredients. Cook over medium heat without stirring until sugar is caramel color, then take off heat. Dip each piece of apple into toffee mix and place on plate. Dip into ice water before eating.