We are having a lovely, mild October this year in Iowa. The weather was absolutely perfect this week as we visited Living History Farms, our local interactive history museum.. We had a wonderful time visiting the homes, farms, and Indian villages amidst the beautiful fall foliage and crisp fall air.
When we were touring the farm that is set in the year 1900, the “wife” of the home was cooking apple fritters. The air was filled with a warm apple and cinnamon-y smell, and we just knew that we had to try to make something similar when we got home.
When we got home, my ten year old, Olivia, was very excited to get right to those apple fritters. We found this recipe, and she was off to the races. She was able to complete all of the steps (except for frying in the hot oil), and soon she had whipped up a really delicious fall treat full of the flavors of apples and cinnamon.
These were kind of a cross between a funnel cake and apple pie- a winning combination!!! We all loved them and they were gone in a flash.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ to 1 teaspoon cinnamon (depending on how much you want)
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 ½ cups (about 3) apples, peeled and diced
- oil for frying
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk (or more to desired consistency)
- FOR THE FRITTERS:
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium high heat.
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl with a wire whisk.
- Add egg and milk to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add apples to the batter and blend well. Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil and fry until dark golden brown, about two minutes per side. Once done frying, let cool on paper towels.
- FOR THE GLAZE:
- Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk together until desired consistency is acquired, adding more powdered sugar or milk if need be.
- Dunk in glaze covering fritters liberally.
- Place fritters on a wire wrack with a cookie sheet underneath, for easy cleanup. Makes 12 small fritters.