Sunday, October 13, 2013

Apple Fritters

It would be a mistake to judge apple fritters by their appearance.
Once you bite into that crunchy crust, you'll find a moist, fluffy dough filled with pieces of Granny Smith apples and the warm spices of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Fritters are usually served covered with powdered sugar, but in the recipe  we double the apple flavor by adding apple cider to the sugary glaze.

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4" pieces
2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup apple cider
2 large eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
Peanut or vegetable oil


2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup apple cider
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.  Whisk cider, eggs, and melted butter in medium bowl until combined.  Stir apples into flour mixture, stir in cider mixture until incorporated.

Set wire rack on baking sheet.  Heat oil in cast-iron pan over medium-high heat to 350 degrees.  Use 1/3 cup measure to transfer 5 portions of batter to oil.  Press battler lightly with the back of a spoon to flatten.  Fry until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.  Let fritters cool 5 minutes.

When fritters cool, whisk sugar, cider, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl until smooth.  Top each fritter with 1 heaping tablespoon glaze.  Let glaze set for 10 minutes.

~Adapted from Cook's Country

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Would you happen to try baking these?


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