These taste of fall and the holidays! My family loves to get them from our local bakery, but I thought, “I can do this” and set about trying. This is what I came up with:
Apple Fritters with Caramel Sauce
- 5 apples peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2 cubes
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 12 oz. dark beer
- coconut oil for frying
- Begin by peeling, coring and chopping the apples.
- Add the sugars and spices to the apples and gently stir to coat.
- Place the flour and salt into a bowl and create a “well” in the center.
- Pour the beer into the well, and mix to incorporate.
- Carefully add the apples to the beer batter.
- Let sit for 20 minutes while the oil is heating.
- Spoon 1/4 cup spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, frying 4 minutes on each side.
- Remove to paper towels to drain.
for the sauce:
- cup light brown sugar
- sticks butter
- cup heavy cream
- Melt the sugar over medium high heat.
- Add the butter and cream and allow to come to a boil.
- Boil for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly until thickened.
- Drizzle over the hot fritters.
The beer doesn’t leave any alcohol behind, but the flavor it imparts is wonderful when mixed with the apples.
This recipe made about 16 1/4 cup batter sized fritters, and my family devoured all of them easily. This could easily become a Hanukkah tradition each year, as we are going to have these the first night as well.
What are some of your favorite apple recipes?
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.