Sunday, February 28, 2010

Apple Fritters with Butterscotch Sauce

February is over. Really? Tomorrow is March? I remember as a kid that time would drag on and events never came quick enough. Now as an adult, time just passes along. There is so much going on and life keeps me busy. How have I been married almost 9 years? How is my daughter about to be 5? It is kind of crazy. Seems like just yesterday I was still in high school and now I think I will be 75 before I know it. I guess I will just have to savor every second since time is bound and determined to keep on going!

In the essence of savoring things I present to you apple fritters with butterscotch sauce. Sure, you can make yourself feel better by saying there are apples in these. But let's be honest; there is no health value in these. But there is value in the happiness that comes from enjoying a delicious, sweet treat first thing in the morning and calling it breakfast!

I also wanted to say a quick thanks for stopping by all month. NaBloPoMo has been fun and I look forward to doing it again soon. I would do it in March, but I will be out of town for 5 days and don't want to worry about getting posts up while I am gone.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Apple Fritters with Butterscotch Sauce

1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
Zest and juice of 1 large orange
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Vegetable oil for frying
Powdered sugar for dusting
Combine egg through zest and juice; mix until well combined. Stir in apple. Combine flour through salt; add to wet ingredients and stir just until blended. Batter will be thick.
Drop batter by 1/2 cupfuls into hot oil and fry 8-10 minutes, turning often, until brown and evenly crisp. Drain on cooling rack/paper towels.
Dust with powdered sugar and serve with butterscotch sauce.
Butterscotch Sauce
6 TBSP butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
Melt butter in small saucepan. Add sugars; stir until melted. Stir in heavy cream; simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla, lemon juice, and salt.

10 comments:

Chele said...

That looks so good. Love apples anyway I can get them but with butterscotch sauce its all the better ;0)

Flourchild said...

Yum what a great idea to dip some super yummy looking goodies in some super wonderful sauce;)Great recipe and it looks yummy!

Julie said...

These look so yummy!! Congrats on the NaBloPoMo!

Susan said...

Oh my! Those look and sound delicious. I may have to try them, soon! :)

margot said...

The apple fritters look amazing, what a yummy breakfast treat. I bet they'd be good with ice cream as a dessert, too. Congrats on a month of blogging!

teresa said...

i would love a big plate of that about now, delicious!

Mara... said...

These look amazing. And I love dessert that masquerades as breakfast. I loved apple fritters as a kid and I bet I would love these now!

HoneyB said...

Yum!! I always when my mom would make fritters! Enjoy your time off and congrats on posting every day for Feb!

Katy ~ said...

I hear you about time flying, and the older you get the faster it goes it seems. You are right to want to savor each wonderful moment.

And what a way to savor a moment. These fritters look fabulous!

Ingrid said...

I hear ya about time flying by! I can't believe I have twins going into HS and my baby is on her way to Middle School this coming fall. Oh, geez, I'm getting old! :)

Thanks for the apple fritter recipe. It's definitely one I want to get to eventually.
~ingrid

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