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Easy Apple Fritters

Updated on November 2, 2014

The Much Maligned Apple

Though, biblically speaking, the apple is not identified as the one from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," it is often portrayed in art as the guilty party. Personally I think this is quite unfair, because far as fruit goes, the apple is almost perfect. Even before it is sliced up for a pie, cake or fritter, the apple is comforting to hold and pleasing to the palate. .

Of course, apples aren't always portrayed as having brought forth the fall of humanity, after all, the affectionate expression, "the apple of your eye" is quite common. Not to mention, the ever popular old adage that "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away" portrays the apple in a more favorable and perhaps more accurate light. After all, apples in their natural state are low in fat and considered a good source of fiber. Plus they are an economical snack that is abundant year round, though fall is their peak season.

So apples, in general are an all around good sort of fruit and for me personally they help affirm my faith in God. There is just something comforting about this fruit, and somehow they remind of a loving Creator, who in the end is going to set all things right. Perhaps that may seem a "little off" to some, and I understand that. But as I have mentioned before and I for reasons I can't explain cooking is somehow spiritual for me. I think that being able to see God's goodness in the small things, such as an apple, can help carry us when life seem overwhelming.


Easy Apple Fritters

This recipe is not necessarily new, but as I have made these lovely, crispy apple fritters, quite a few times, I just about have them down to a science. They are always a hit at my house and I hope you will like them as much as we do.

Generally speaking, Granny Smith apples are the most common used in cooking and I definitely prefer them when making a pie. But for these little fritters I think Gala apples work just fine.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 /2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 apples peeled, cored and diced.

In a medium sized bowl mix dry ingredients together and set aside. In another bowl add eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla and beat until well mixed together. Mix milk mixture to dry ingredients and mix until smooth, gently stir in diced apples until they are all well coated with batter.



Frying the Fritters

Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. Carefully drop dough by teaspoons full into hot oil and cook 1 and 1/2 to 2 min each side. I recommend doing a "test" fritter or two, just to make sure they are getting cooked all the way through. I don't usually cook more than 5 or 6 at a time so the oil stays at the correct temperature. They should be a deep golden brown on each side. Drain on a paper towel.

To Top it all Off

These little fritters are fine without any adornment on top. However, they are over the top when coated with either powered sugar or a sprinkle of regular sugar, which is my favorite. My husband's preference is a simple caramel icing.

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

In a medium saucepan combine butter and brown sugar, then, while stirring continually bring to boil over medium heat. Add cream and vanilla extract and while still stirring let boil for one minute. Let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar and drizzle over fritters.


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