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Sweet holiday fritters
November 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

 

Sweet Holiday Fritters

Serve these sweet dough and fruit fritters for breakfast, brunch, or as a an appetizer or dessert.

 

 

Sweet Holiday Fritters


Ingredients
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
     
     
  • 1/4 cup
    sugar
     
  • 1 tsp.
    baking powder
     
  • 1 tsp.
    finely shredded lemon peel
     
  • 1/4 tsp.
    salt
     
  • 2 Tbsp.
    shortening
     
  • 1/2 cup
    dried fruits, such as cranberries, cherries, or snipped apricots
     
  • 1/3 cup
    milk
     

     
  •  
  • 1 recipe
    Orange Dipping Sauce
     

Directions
1.
In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until flour mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in dried fruit. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
2.
In another bowl combine milk and eggs. Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until dough clings together.
3.
On a floured surface knead dough about 2 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough in 24 portions; shape each portion in a ball. Cover; let rest for 20 minutes.
4.
In a 10-inch skillet pour cooking oil to a depth of 3/4 inch; heat to 375 degrees F. (Submerge end of thermometer in hot oil.) Meanwhile, on lightly floured surface roll each ball in a 4-inch circle.
5.
Fry dough circles, 2 or 3 at a time, in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature with Orange Dipping Sauce. Makes 24 fritters.

Orange Dipping Sauce
In a saucepan combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel, 1/3 cup orange juice, and 1 tablespoon honey. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, without stirring, for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture measures 1 cup.

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