3/20/18 O&A NYC FOOD/BRUNCH: Apple Fritters- A Snow Day Treat

Apple Fritters are the perfect snow day treat. With a lot more flavor and texture than a doughnut or a scone these confectioner’s sugar covered pastries will warm more than your heart on a snowy day. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice 
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dices
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar 
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, or more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon sparkling apple cider, or as needed to make glaze

Directions

1. Melt butter over medium-high heat and cook until it turns golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add apples and cook over medium-high heat until apples just begin to soften around the edges, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon sugar and continue cooking another 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain in a strainer; let cool to room temperature.

2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg together in a mixing bowl until well combined.

3. Whisk egg, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter together in a separate mixing bowl. Add cooled apple pieces and sparkling apple cider; add the flour mixture. Stir just until flour is incorporated.

4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spoon about 2 tablespoons batter per fritter, into hot oil, slightly flattening them out. Cook in batches. Fry on one side until small bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip fritters over and fry the other side until richly browned, about 2 more minutes.

5. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain grease. Cool slightly before glazing.

6. Whisk powdered sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Add enough apple cider, 1 teaspoon at a time, to form a smooth glaze that is just runny enough to drizzle over fritters.

Apple Fritters Recipe – How to Make Apple Fritters

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