Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Trinda Gage
- 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
- Combine first 4 ingredients; make a well in center of mixture.
- 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.
- 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.
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