Apple Fritters with Two Sauces


Makes 4 servings


Peanut oil or vegetable oil for deep frying
1 egg, beaten
1 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large navel orange, zested and juiced
1 large tart apple, peeled, cored and chopped
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar
1 package (12 ounces) frozen strawberries, unsweetened, thawed
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In deep fryer, heat 2 to 2-1/2 inches of peanut oil to 350°F.
  2. Combine egg, milk, butter, vanilla, zest and juice in a medium bowl, blending well. Stir in apple.
  3. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Slowly stir flour mixture into liquids. (Batter will be very thick.)
  4. Place 1/4 cup batter per fritter into hot oil and fry in batches to prevent crowding. Fry 8 to 10 minutes, turning often for even color, until fritters are brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  5. For strawberry sauce, place strawberries in blender and purée. Divide among 4 ramekins.
  6. For butterscotch sauce, melt butter in small saucepan. Add sugar and dark brown sugar, and stir until sugars have melted. Add whipping cream. Stir and let simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla, lemon juice and salt. Divide among 4 ramekins.
  7. Pile fritters onto large serving platter, and dust with powdered sugar. Serve strawberry and butterscotch sauces as dipping sauces for fritters.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Calories 1071
Calories from Fat 41 %
Total Fat 50 g
Saturated Fat 30 g
Cholesterol 194 mg
Carbohydrate 144 g
Fiber 6 g
Protein 15 g
Sodium 1018 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 9
Fat 10

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