Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Homemade Apple fritters.


Did I mention that fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year? The beautiful colors of the leaves, hoodie weather, scarfs, and those pumpkin spice lattes from Panera bread melt my heart! Yes, I know it's summer at the moment but yesterday I couldn't help but have a fall spirit! No, no I didn't decorate the house in fall decor, and I didn't make momma's apple pie. But, I did make apple fritters! Home made too. I decided I wanted to make Leon something special for when he returned home from work. And I have never made him anything like this before. So I thought I'd give it a try. And I'm really glad I did because it turned out delicious! I looked up the pie crust on the internet but the filling I pretty much went with the flow.

Apple Fritters.

Ingredients:  
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal white all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold water

 Pie Crust:
  1. Chill the shortening/butter and liquid in the freezer. Chilling prevents the flour and butter from forming a creamy consistency, rather than the crumbly consistency you need for pie dough.
  2. Combine flour, salt and chilled butter with a pastry cutter. Blend the mixture until it is crumbled into pieces about the size of small peas. Slowly add chilled water one tablespoon at a time into the mix by stirring with a fork until the dough sticks together into small 1 inch sized clumps.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and divide it into two portions. Slightly flatten each portion, wrap them in a plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. This will make the dough more elastic and will give the crust a better texture when baked.
  4. Remove one portion of the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap and place it on a dry, clean surface dusted with flour. Slightly flatten with your hands and begin to roll with the rolling pin.
  5. Roll into small circles or really any shape you want. As long as you can close the filling in it without leakage.
 
Fritter filling:

1. Cut up apples into small bite size pieces. I used three Fuji apples.
2. Add cinnamon and sugar.
3. Add just a drop of water to help the mixing process.
4. Mix the apples,cinnamon and sugar until it is evenly mixed.

I didn't measure the cinnamon and sugar I just added as I went along.. I greatly approve taste testing. ;)











 


 
  cooking:

 1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Place the filling in the dough leaving room to be ble to close it.
3. Close the dough over the filling.
4. Pinch the sides of the dough to prevent leakage.
5. Decorate the top with cinnamon and sugar.
6. Let cook until golden brown. Mine was done within about five minutes.
 
                                  So there you have it! I hope you enjoy them =)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome job Heather! Those look delish ;) We need a pumpkin spice latte date in the fall!

<3 Melony

Heather Leigh Riley said...

Aw Thanks Melony, Yes please!! I have honestly been thinking about those pumpkin lattes for a while now. I'm starting to wish they weren't seasonal ;) I am so looking forward to fall! We most defiantly need to have a date. It's been to long! Xoxo