Tuesday, July 22, 2008

~*Delicious Yellow Apples!*~

Hello Dear Friends! Do you remember a few posts back, I was telling you about my darling hubby trying to save our apple tree? Or at least the apples on the tree? Well, he did it!


(my photo doesn't show the real appeal these apples have)

We thought a couple weeks ago that the apples were not that good. When sampling some of them at the time, they were sweet.... but really soft. However, this past weekend my darling hubby decided to try again. He must have eaten a dozen of them (they are pretty tiny) before he shared the news with me that they were ripe and delicious! We quickly picked what we could reach & filled up a couple large bowls. We shared some with family.... but I have been baking with the rest of them. We had Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream Sunday night for dessert.

My friend Marianne shared a recipe for Fried Apple Rings with me. I really wanted to give them a try.... but after several days of heat, kids, and more kids.... I was feeling lazy ~ or just worn out. Because I couldn't get them off mind mind though (have I told you I REALLY have a sweet tooth?), I had to make something. So, I decided to make Apple Fritters. Kind of the same thing? Right? I found this recipe in an old Bisquick cookbook & thought I would give it a try.

~*Apples Fritters*~

2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
2 cups peeled/cut apples


Mix Bisquick, milk, egg until well blended. Stir in apples. Drop by small teaspoonfuls into deep hot fat (360 to 375 degrees). Turn and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with syrup or confectioners' sugar. Makes about 2 dozen.

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I made these this afternoon with Trinity and my nephew, Eric, as my taste testers. I rolled half in confectioners' sugar and the other half in a mix of cinnamon & sugar (like Marianne's recipe had called for). The boys were excited and ate quite a few.... liking the confectioners' sugar better. I favored the cinnamon & sugar. It would have been GREAT to get a picture of boys during the taste testing, or at least of the fritters.... but it all happened too fast.... they were gone in a FLASH! LOL The fritters were really YUMMY! (A plate full did go home with Eric so he could share with his Mom & Dad) They made me think of a funnel cake (which I haven't had in years!) with apples. And, I got to thinking, I don't think I have ever had FRESH apple fritters before. Yes, I know they are a little on the fattening side (just a little! LOL).... but I will be making these again once in awhile. I feel bad, my dear hubby was at work when I made them & he didn't get to enjoy any of them. Maybe I will make up another batch tomorrow before he heads off to work. ???????

Many smiles,

Betty

8 comments:

  1. Oh, YUMMY! I am so Jealous! Out here in the West, our apples don't ripen until September. I don't want to wait that long!

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  2. Betty,
    I'm going to try your recipe. YUMMO!!

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  3. I'm a dessert~a~holic and this sounds wonderful. We just happen to have apples. I'll have to make some soon!

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  4. OMG Betty these sound really similar and oh so yummy. I'm going to have to. . . sigh. . . buy apples and try this. My vote would go for the cinnamon sugar. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Hey, doesn't it count as fruit and ah, dairy for the egg and milk? I "think" we're safe!! : )

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  5. I've made these before using buttermilk pancake mix and jonathan apples...at the Yankee Peddler craft show (with about 400 vendors) there is one stand that sells these...the line is sooooooo long but always worth the wait...they have oodles of folks peepling apples and frying them up...and the bees gather round like crazy...and still you are happy to wait...
    hope you made some for Tony!

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  6. Betty,
    You have made me hungry for apple crisp, but it is too hot to bake. We have a couple of apple trees too, not in great shape, but it does produce little apples. Too early for ours yet.

    Debbie

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  7. Home grown apples are so scrumptious! Ours are still too sour, but in another week ... who knows? :)

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  8. They sound delicious. I just got a recipe for the Cracker Barrel's fried apples. I'm trying it out tomorrow and if it's any good, I'll send it to you.Doris

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