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Apple Fritters

Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Trinda Gage
Yield Makes 3 dozen
Eat these apple fritters hot with all the powdered sugar you can stand.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups diced cooking apple
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sifted powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients; make a well in center of mixture.

  2. Combine egg, milk, and butter, stirring well; stir in orange rind and next 3 ingredients. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  3. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a large Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil; fry fritters in batches 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain fritters well on paper towels, and cool slightly. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.