I love autumn apple fritters, and I’m not the only one! All my relatives love apple fritters too, so I thought it was about time to cook them again, after quite a long time. Evidently, I felt my life had somehow been missing petite fried nuggets of cinnamon-flavored batter stuffed with flavorful apple chunks and covered with a dusting of powdered sugar. These are delicious. They can be served as a warm, yummy breakfast treat or as a scrumptious dessert with vanilla ice cream. The easy route is to dust them with powdered sugar, but I love dunking them in a light, sweet, doughnut glaze, too. Either way, these are guaranteed to make you smile. Here’s what you need: apples, flour, cinnamon, sugar, whole milk, butter, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and eggs. So let’s see together how to make delicious autumn apple fritters: it’s quite simple and the result is worth the little effort!
2 tart, medium cooking apples, such as Jonathan or Granny Smith
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon cooking oil
Shortening or cooking oil for deep-fat frying
Powdered sugar (optional)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
Core apples and cut each apple crosswise into 6 slices. Set slices aside. In a large bowl combine flour, the 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, the lemon peel, and baking powder. In a medium bowl use a wire whisk or rotary beater to beat egg, milk, and the 1 teaspoon cooking oil until combined. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture; beat until smooth. Using a fork, dip apple rings into batter; drain off excess batter.
Fry 2 or 3 fritters at a time in deep hot fat (365°F.) for 1 minute on each side or until golden, turning once with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining fritters. Sprinkle warm fritters with sifted powdered sugar, if desired. Cool on wire racks. To serve, thread fritters onto cinnamon sticks, if desired. Makes 12 autumn apple fritters.