Sunday, January 27, 2013

Apple Fritter

It is what's for breakfast

I canned apples last fall and need to start using some of them up.  For Sunday brunch or breakfast when you have time to fuss, try this apple fritter recipe.  You can use canned apples or fresh, which ever you like.  I’m going to used my apple-pie-in-a-jar in the recipe, but will drain and just use the apples.

2 large good baking apples peeled, cored and chopped or 2 cups of canned apples drained.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 eggs
2 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
Oil for frying
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl with a whisk.  Set aside. 

In a small bowl combine milk, eggs, vanilla, butter and beat with whisk.  Combine two bowls pouring the smaller into the larger and mixing well.  Fold apples into the batter.

The consistency will be like a thick pancake batter.

Pour enough oil into skillet to make about 1/2 inch deep.  Heat oil (medium) and drop heaping teaspoon spoonfuls of batter into hot oil once the oil hot (make a small test one). Cook until brown on one side, flip and continue frying until both sides are golden brown.  Around 2 minutes on each side.  Watch for bubbles like a pancake and that usually tells you that it is ready to flip.

Remove and drain on paper towels.  The recipe makes about 1 1/2 dozen fritters depending on what size you make them.

You can dip them in glaze, drizzle them with honey or just shake powdered sugar on them.  Do it while they are still warm.  I like them with just a little powdered sugar. 

Variation -  You can use the same recipe and use sliced bananas to make a banana fritter.  You can change up the fruit to what ever you fancy.

The smell will raise everyone in the house and tell them that something warm and wonderful is waiting for them.

Have a warm and wonderful Sunday.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.

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