Apple Fritters

Apple recipe number two!

I have never made apple fritters before, and it is very rare that I fry things since A: it’s not particularly healthy, and B: I’m lazy, and frying is a lot of effort and cleanup I don’t like dealing with! Mostly B. . . But occasionally I’ll tryout a recipe that involves it, and this year it was these fritters.

You can find the recipe here via Use Real Butter (which I think is a fabulous blog name!) This particular recipe is very involved. It was fun to do, and would be great to make for many people, but it is certainly one of those recipes I would make once a year at most. And for this one, I followed the recipe word for word – a rarity in baking for me but this was a foreign territory! I’m not going to rewrite the whole thing here, so if you’d like to give these a shot click the link above and follow the recipe!

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First you mix up the batter, which sits aside and sets for awhile.

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In the meantime, you prep your apples for frying. I discovered I am terrible at cutting apples with the same thickness! Luckily, it doesn’t affect the outcome terribly. Also, I had some halves because I kept snapping my apple rings – oops! But they fried up just fine.

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Then comes the battering and frying, which is actually not hard, just a bit messy on the fingers. Also, I broke my candy thermometer awhile back and never replaced it, so I had to completely guess on my oil temperature!

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Once finished, I liberally sprinkled on some confectioner sugar and chowed down! They were a great combo of doughnut-like outside and gooey apple inside. . .YUM!

So as stated above, these are certainly something I wouldn’t make often. It uses so many dishes, is time consuming and isn’t at all toddler-friendly, so it’s just not too conducive to my current lifestyle. But they were tasty, that’s for sure!

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