Beer Batter Apple Fritters

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 30min
Makes 24
2 cups
cake flour
500 mL
1 cup
cornmeal
250 mL
1/4 cup
sugar
60 mL
1 tbsp
baking powder
15 mL
1 tbsp
Ground Cinnamon
15 mL
1/8 tsp
salt
0.5 mL
1 cup
de-alcoholized beer
250 mL
3
eggs
0
1/4 cup
melted butter
60 mL
1
orange, zested and juiced
0
1 tsp
Pure Vanilla Extract
5 mL
3
Cortland Apples, diced
0
0
Canola oil for deep-frying
0
0
Icing sugar for dusting
0
2 fritters
calories
270
fat
10 g
saturated fat
3 g
carbs
39 g
protein
5 g
cholestrol
55 mg
fibre
3 g
sodium
280 mg

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together beer, eggs, butter, 1 tbsp (15 mL) orange zest, 3 tbsp (45 mL) orange juice and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just moistened. Fold in apples.

  2. Heat a large saucepan filled with 2-in. of oil over medium-high heat until an instant read thermometer reads 375°F (190°C). Working in batches, carefully drop heaping tablespoons of batter into hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2 min. per side. Using tongs, carefully remove fritters from oil and place on a paper towel–lined plate. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with French Vanilla Ice Cream.

Tip

Crisp apples, like Cortlands, work best for this recipe.