It is an apple time of year, and I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a new way to enjoy such a delicious fruit.
I love apple pie. I love apple crisp. And now I love fried apples. And how could you not? After creating my Deep Fried Peaches, I realized that I wasn’t really fulfilling my deep fried desserts potential unless I went for an easy deep fried apple pie. (I’m already thinking of new ways to fry things. I’m trying really hard to resist. I promise. So far it’s not happening.) I love that this is a new way to enjoy the bounty of apples that everyone is bringing in.
This recipe is super easy with just apples that get soft in the microwave, and dunked in a quick batter, then fried to perfect followed by a final dunk in a bowl of cinnamon sugar. Have I told you how I love cinnamon sugar? Such a simple mixture, and yet it’s perfectly perfect.
A New Way To Use Cinnamon Sugar
I guess that this is more of an old way, but I used to sprinkle cinnamon sugar on ritz crackers. What?! I know it’s not healthy! I just thought it was delicious. And it is. My mom would catch me hiding in the pantry, pulling out a ritz, and carefully covering it with sugar. Clearly some would escape through the holes and onto the floors, but I didn’t care. I was treating myself to a wonderful snack. Now days I would never do that, although is a smear of Nutella on a graham cracker any better? Anyway, I triple dog dare one of you to try it. It’s delicious.
Not Your Granny’s Apple Pie
4 Granny Smith’s Apples, cut in half and cored
3 Tablespoons Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 1/4 Cup White Flour
1 Cup Milk
2 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Large Egg
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Peanut or Canola Oil
Vanilla Ice Cream
Bowl of Cinnamon Sugar
Fill a pie dish or bowl with about 3/4 Cup Cinnamon Sugar, set aside.
Place the apples in a bowl and sprinkle with the first round of cinnamon sugar, nutmeg and flour. Toss to coat. Microwave for 30-60 seconds or until juicy and tender.
Whisk together the flour, milk, sugar, egg, baking powder and sea salt. The batter should end up nice and smooth. Set aside.
Fill a large pot with peanut oil (if you have allergies use Canola, peanut just heats up hotter and doesn’t burn as fast). Heat over medium high heat. Once the oil begins to pop and snap (drop a little water in or put a wooden spoon handle to the bottom to test it) you are ready to go.
Add each apple half to the batter and coat evenly. Quickly lift out and let drip a little, add to the hot oil. Fry for about 3 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly golden.
Remove and immediately drop the apple halves in the reserved cinnamon sugar, turning to coat. Set into ice cream dishes, top with ice cream and caramel sauce. Enjoy!
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