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Vanilla & Cinnamon-Kissed Apple Latkes Recipe

Vanilla & Cinnamon-Kissed Apple Latkes Recipe

Apples replace potatoes, with orange juice, cinnamon and vanilla helping to take this version to the dessert realm. —Candy McMenamin, Lexington, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 pounds apples (about 6 large apples), peeled and shredded
  • 3/4 cup canola oil

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the orange juice, milk, eggs and vanilla until blended; fold in apples.
  • 3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into oil; press lightly to flatten. Fry in batches until golden brown on both sides, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

3 latkes with 1 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar equals 422 calories, 17 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.