Pumpkin fritters with caramel sauce

Pumpkin fritters with caramel sauce

When last did you have pumpkin fritters? This recipe is easy and delish!

Pumpkin fritters, or pampoen koekies in Afrikaans, are a delicious meal that can be served as either a breakfast treat or as a dessert.

Indulge your taste buds with this savoury meets sweet combination – this well-loved South African recipe uses pumpkin that is fried and then drenched in salted caramel sauce.

Pumpkin fritters are best served warm so make sure that you try to eat them hot off the griddle.

The salted caramel sauce can be substituted for confectioners sugar or a sugar-cinnamon mix for some crunchy sweetness.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Serves 6 – 8



Pumpkin Fritters:

1 cup cooked, drained and pureéd pumpkin

1 cup cake flour

10ml baking powder

30ml caster sugar

1 egg

60ml milk

1ml salt

Sunfoil Sunflower oil, for deep frying


Salted Caramel Sauce:

¾ cup sugar

1 cup cream

5ml vanilla extract

60ml Sunshine D Original Margarine brick

½ cup golden syrup

5ml sea salt flakes


Pumpkin Fritters:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until you have a smooth batter.

2. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and fry spoonfuls of the batter, in batches, until golden brown and cooked through, approximately 2-3 minutes.

3. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fritters from the oil and allow to drain well on kitchen paper. Repeat, until all the fritters are cooked and keep warm.

Salted Caramel Sauce:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and allow to cook over a medium heat for 10-15 minutes until the sauce is thick and glossy.

2. Pour the syrup over the warm fritters and serve at once.

Recipe courtesy of Willowton Group.

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