Spun Apples

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as a dessert.
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

  • About

We are not offering a chapter on desserts because we find most Chinese desserts heavy or overly sweet and prefer to end our meals with fresh fruit, especially citrus fruits. But here is one Chinese dessert that we particularly like. It combines the sweetness of caramel and the tartness of apples, and if you lift the apples from the caramel just right, the caramel forms long, thin strands, which harden as you dip the apples into ice water—hence the name. The apples can be prepared ahead, inc