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Southern Apple Fritters

 Southern Apple Fritters
I’ve been making these golden fritters for more than 25 years. Family and friends gobble them up, so I’m thankful they’re quick and easy! —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
21 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup grated unpeeled apples
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Combine the egg, milk, orange juice, butter, vanilla and orange
  • peel; add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the
  • apples.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop
  • batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry
  • until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper
  • towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 2 fritters equals 163 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.