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Tasty Apricot Fritters Recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 12 small apricots, or 6 large apricots, halved
  • 12 whole almonds
  • 2 tbsp white rum
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water, plus
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/2 qts vegetable oil, for frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


Instructions:

1. Rinse the apricots, slit the sides and remove the pits with a small spoon, leaving the apricots intact.
2. Replace each pit with an almond.
3. Place the apricots in a bowl and sprinkle the slit sides with the rum.
4. For the batter, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk in the water, then the melted butter.
5. Pour the oil into a 4-quart pan and heat it to 350 F.
6. With a fork, dip the apricots into the batter and add to the hot oil 3 or 4 at a time, frying them about 6 or 7 minutes, until the batter is a deep golden and the apricots are cooked, but still firm.
7. Drain the fritters on absorbent paper as they are fried and keep them warm in a 300 F oven.
8. To serve, sprinkle the fritters generously with confectioners' sugar.


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Main Ingredient:Fruit / Apricot
Course:Dessert
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Fry
Difficulty:Easy

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