Baked Apple Fritters

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baked apple fritters

It appears as fall has finally arrived in northern California.

Thank you very much.

We have been enjoying gorgeous morning walks, the windows are open, and the air just smells crisp.

L O V E it!!

Fall weather calls for apple fritters.

Hands down my all time favorite treat in the fall.

These however, are a slightly modified, healthier version.

Just because sweaters hide the bulge doesn’t mean I want the bulge:)

On my next trip to Apple Hill I will be enjoying a  full fat fritter,  but until I can get up the hill, these will do nicely.

I won’t even have to feel bad for eating more than one.

Baked Apple Fritters:
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 cup of warm milk
4 tbsp butter
2 2/3 – 3  cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 egg

warm the butter with the milk (it will not be melted completely)
sprinkle the yeast over the milk
let sit a few minutes
mix in the sugar
alternating – add in 1/2 the flour
mix until everything is combined and the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl

the dough will be heavy and fairly sticky
cover and let rise until doubled (about 1 – 1 1/2 hours)

while the dough is rising prepare the filling:
2 apples peeled and diced
melt 2 tbsp butter
add in the apples
sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar and 1/2 – 1 tsp cinnamon
cook over med-low until the apples become soft

once risen, roll out the dough
cut into circles
place 1 tbsp filling in the center of each
fold dough over the filling – pinching seams together
place seam side down on lined baking sheet
cover and let rise for 30 – 40 minutes

Bake @400 for 20 minutes

once cool brush with melted butter
and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon {you could also use glaze if you prefer}