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Apple Fritters

 Apple Fritters
This is an old Southern recipe. When we got home from a trip through the South years ago, I found the recipe among the brochures I brought back. I've been making these fritters ever since. -John Robbins, Springdale, Pennsylvania
2-3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • Oil for frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In
  • another bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, orange juice, peel and
  • vanilla. Add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in
  • apples.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to
  • 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons into oil. Fry until
  • golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with
  • confectioners' sugar. Serve warm. Yield: 2-3 servings.