Desserts

Caramel Apple Fritters

June 1, 2016

This dessert is inspired by all the countless times I spent 25 cents of my lunch money on one of those ridiculously addicting caramel apple suckers in junior high…This is my attempt at making it into a real dessert and putting my own spin on it. This recipe is insanely simple, so please give a try and share, share, share!

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Start by bringing a sauce pan to medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of sugar…

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…and 3-4 tbsp of water.

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Cook for 10 minutes, or until the water turns a deep gold.

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Once the sugar has caramelized, slowly begin to whisk in 2 cups of cream and 1/2 cup milk—being very cautious of the hot steam that comes off.

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Add a pinch of salt and mix until fully incorporated.

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Transfer to a bowl and let cool in the freezer until it reaches 40ºF. 

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Once cooled, add the mixture to an ice cream machine.

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Whip until it becomes rich and creamy, or has grown about 25-35% in volume.

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Then transfer to freezer until ready to use.

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Begin whipping up the apple fritters by adding 1/3 cup of milk…

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…1 egg…

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…2 tsp of cinnamon…

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…and 2-3 tbsp of dark rum (optional) to a mixing bowl.

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Give this a good whisk.

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Next sift in 1 tbsp of granulated sugar…

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…3/4 cup of all purpose flour… 

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…1 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt.

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Whisk for 3-4 minutes, or until the batter is very smooth.

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Add 2 cups shredded apples. I used my mandolin to shred  a couple of galas, but you could use any apple of your choice.

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Give the batter a good mix.

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Once the fritter batter is done, bring 1/2 quart vegetable oil to 350ºF for frying. Carefully drop a spoonful of fritter batter into the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown. 

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Transfer the fried apple fritters to a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

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Sprinkle with a little sea salt.

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Lastly, pile the fritters onto a bowl or plate.

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Top with a generous scoop of the home made caramel ice cream and ENJOY! 

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Caramel Apple Fritters

Caramel Apple Fritters

Ingredients

    Caramel Ice Cream
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • pinch of salt
  • Fritters
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1egg
  • 2-3 tbsp dark rum (optional)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded apples
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 quart vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Start by bringing a sauce pan to medium heat. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 3-4 tbsp water. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the water turns a deep gold.
  2. Once the sugar has caramelized, slowly begin to whisk in 2 cups of cream, being very cautious of the hot steam that comes off. Pour in 1/2 cup milk, a pinch of salt, and mix until fully incorporated. Transfer to freezer to cool to 40F.
  3. Once cooled, add the mixture to an ice cream machine and whip up until it becomes rich and creamy, or has grown by 25-35% in volume. Then transfer to freezer until ready to use.
  4. Begin whipping up the apple fritters by adding 1/3 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 tsp cinnamon, and 2-3 tbsp dark rum (optional) to a mixing bowl. Give this a good whisk.
  5. Next sift in 1 tbsp sugar, 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. Whisk for 3-4 minutes, or until the batter is very smooth.
  6. Add 2 cups shredded apples. I used my mandolin to shred a couple of galas. Give the batter a good mix.
  7. Once the fritter batter is done, bring 1/2 quart vegetable oil to 350F for frying. Carefully spoon in a dollop of the fritter batter into the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown.
  8. Transfer the fried apple fritters to a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  9. Lastly, pile the fritters onto a bowl or plate. Top with a generous scoop of the home made caramel ice cream and ENJOY!
http://www.byrontalbott.com/caramel-apple-fritters/

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| Top Left: KitchenAid Mixer | Top Middle: Mini Carafe | Top Right: Ice Cream Maker Attachment |

| Bottom Left: All-Clad Sauce Pan | Bottom Middle: Glass Bowl Set | Bottom Right: Mandoline |

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  • John Regenthal November 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Hi Byron, How’d you get so young-smart ? I really like this Apple Fritter recipe; as soon as I get a KA Ice Cream Maker, I will make this !!
    In the meantime, How about a Vid/Recipe for ‘Vanilla Fudge’ Ice Cream? (can’t find too many on the Web.)
    Regards, John