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Apple Fritters Cooks country Americas Test Kitchen

Photo credit: Americas Test Kitchen 

Ingredients

FRITTERS
2 
Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2 
cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
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 margarine, melted
3 
cups vegetable oil

GLAZE
2 
cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 
cup apple cider 
1 teaspoon honey 
1/2 
teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/4 
teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions 

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. Heat oil in heavy pot 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.

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

Notes 
About 10 fritters...best served hot and fresh from fryer

Recipe: Kosher, Parve

 

 

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