Apple Fritters
(Eat these hot with lots and lots of powdered sugar)


3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 cup milk

1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 teaspoons grated orange rind

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

2 cups diced cooking apple

1 teaspoon vanila extract

Vegetable oil

Sifted powdered sugar


Combine first 4 ingredients; make a well in center of mixture.

Combine egg, milk, and butter, stirring well; stir in orange rind and next 3 ingredients. Add to flour mixture, stirring mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a large Dutch oven; heat to 350 degrees. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls into hot oil; fry fritters in batches, 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain fritters well on paper towels, and cool slightly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Makes 3 dozen