There are tons of wonderful dishes you could make for Hanukkah this year I’m choosing something sweet. I’m hosting a Holiday Cookie Swap and I wanted to make sure our cookie samples were diverse (I know, only I would think about that. So in celebration of Hanukkah I’m making Cinnamon Apple Fritters.
Why Cinnamon Apple Fritters? Well first because you have to have something fried for Hanukkah. Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of the oil burning for 8 days when the Jewish rebels believed they only had enough oil for 1 night. I would typically make latkes but since our cookie swap was on the horizon I thought this would be a great way to celebrate Hanukkah.
I can’t remember the first time I had apple fritters. It was more like apples dipped in batter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. It was so good. This recipe is made with chopped apples instead of cored apples because I wanted it to be popable. Is that a word? I don’t think that’s a word but you understand what I mean. Like a little cinnamon apple donut hole.
I figured that would be perfect for little hands. I think I’m just as excited about the holiday cookie swap as the children are. But that’s how it should be right? These get togethers should be fun for everyone.
Cinnamon Apple Fritters
Makes 32 – 36 fritters
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 – 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced (about 3 cups)
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
In large combine flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a medium bowl combine butter, vanilla and milk.
Then add eggs.
Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
Then fold in diced apples until evenly distributed.
Add oil to pot and place pot over medium high heat.
Wait until oil reachs 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Using scooper, drop batter into hot oil until brown on all sides. About 3 to 5 minutes (depending on size).
Use metal slotted spoon to remove fritters and place on wire rack over baking sheet to cool.
Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
If you’re looking for other Hanukkah recipes you might also like my potato latkes recipe.