Stephenson’s Apple Fritters
This time of the year screams Apple Fritters to me. One of my favorite items from Stephenson’s apple farm here in the Kansas City area was their apple fritters. I looked for them in their cookbook, but the nearest I could find was their fresh peach fritters, so I’ll make the proper alterations in the recipe for apple fritters.
1 cup unsifted flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon each ginger, nutmeg and allspice
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons each of milk, melted butter, and molasses
1/3 cup diced apples
Mix dry ingredients. Stir in rest of ingredients except apples and powdered sugar, just until smooth. Fold in apples. Drop from a teaspoon* into deep hot fat and fry at 350 degrees about 2 minutes, or until crisp and brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll in powdered sugar. Serve immediately.
*Dip spoon into the hot fat between fritters. This makes the batter slip easily off the spoon.