Friday, February 11, 2011

Glazed Apple Fritters



I'm usually not very good at posting food items for specific holidays, simply because by the time I make it, the holiday is over and we've all moved on. However, I do have a lovely little treat for you for Valentine's Day. But I don't get the credit for this one.

A few Sundays ago we had friends over for a game night and desserts. Our friends brought the stuff for apple fritters and fried them up in our kitchen so we got them hot and fresh. Now, I'm really not a huge dessert girl. I'd much rather spend my calories on the savory foods like pizza, burgers and nachos, but OH. MY. GOSH. I could not stop eating these. They were sweet, perfectly oily, tender, but chunky...yeah, sorry I have to stop before the drool hits my keyboard. It took me a whole week to work these babies off, but it was worth every step on the treadmill, they were to die for!

Glazed Apple Fritters
By Cooks Country, made by Deborah, muah!

Ingredients

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut in 1/4-inch pieces
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup apple cider
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 cups peanut or vegetable oil

Glaze:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup apple cider
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

1. Spread prepared apples in single layer on paper towel-lined baking sheet and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels. Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in large bowl. Whisk cider, eggs and melted butter in medium bowl until combined. Stir apples into flour mixture. Stir in cider mixture until incorporated.

2. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. Following step 1, use 1/3-cup measure to transfer 5 heaping portions of batter to oil. Press batter lightly with back of spoon to flatten. Fry, adjusting burner as necessary to maintain oil temperature between 325 and 350 degrees, until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer fritters to wire rack set inside rimmed baking sheet. Bring oil back to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining batter. Let fritters cool 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, whisk confectioners' sugar, cider, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl until smooth. Top each fritter with 1 heaping tablespoon glaze. Let glaze set 10 minutes. Serve.

25 comments:

Lara said...

apple fritters are among our favorite desserts here, but I've been using the same recipe for years. I'll have to branch out and try this one next time.

Ann said...

I'm drooling looking at hese. Yum, they look wonderful!

Erica said...

I am the SAME way(much more savory than sweet)! I could eat tortilla chips all day long ;) But these do look pretty spectacular. And such a cool/different idea for dessert!

Mary said...

Now you're talking :-). I love desserts like this. They are soul satisfying and absolutely delicious.I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Megan said...

Oooh I love apple fritters! I like to go to Tim Hortons sometimes and eat one, but it might be fun to make them at home.

A Busy Nest said...

These look addictive! They came out beautiful.

Pam said...

You are killing me! I wish I had one of those fritters right now.

ARLENE said...

The minute the picture came up on my dashboard a groan escaped my lips. OMG, these look so utterly decadent. Fried, glazed...heaven.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I wanna make some apple fritters too!




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Cathy said...

When I'm in a good bakery and want a special treat I always buy an apple fritter. Your recipe looks fantastic, especially with that yummy glaze poured over the warm fritters.

Reeni said...

These look insanely good Teresa! Straight out of the fryer all hot and gooey - it doesn't get much better than that!

Leslie said...

OMG..when we go to Tennessee, we go to this restaurant called the Apple Barn and I always get Apple Fritters. They are sooooo dangerous!

chezsasha said...

I like to split my calories evenly between the sweets and the savories. I wouldn't want to neglect anything, now would I.
These fritters look amazing. You've got yourself some good friends!

theUngourmet said...

These look so wonderful! I'm sure I would agree they are worth a workout on the treadmill. :)

Happy Weekend!

Barbara said...

Those look fabulous! I should never be reading this before breakfast. Much too tempting.
There used to be a cider place that made these; they were addictive. Yours look so much better, Teresa.

Melody said...

Wow! They look awesome. And how fun to make them together and eat them fresh and hot!

Chow and Chatter said...

yum a Southern American classic :-0

Counselor Musings said...

Wow-this looks absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

jor johnson said...

oh, I LOVE YOu! I was actually just sitting down to look for an apple fritter recipe. yum yum yum~!

Libby said...

Yummm! These look really good! I'm a sucker for a good fritter ;)

Joanne said...

I love apple infused desserts...and anything that has the word fritter in its name. I would have had no control around these. Amazing.

Liz said...

I never could resist an apple fritter!

Tamar and Trevor said...

I am going to the store first thing tomorrow just so I can make these!

Emily said...

Okay if I made these for my father in law he would die and go to heaven! lookin' good lady!

Sonya123 said...

Awesome friends! I wanted to vouch that this recipe is AMAZING! I just made these today for the first time, and was so pleased with everything about this donut. Mmmmmmmm, I am still so excited about them :)

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