Apricot Fritters Recipe

Step 1

RINSE THE APRICOTS, slit the sides and remove the pits with a small spoon, leaving the apricots intact. Replace each pit with an almond. Place the apricots in a bowl and sprinkle the slit sides with the rum. For the batter, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk in the water, then the melted butter. Pour the oil into a 4-quart pan and heat it to 350F. With a fork, dip the apricots into the batter and add to the hot oil 3 or 4 at a time, frying them about 6 or 7 minutes, until the batter is a deep golden and the apricots are cooked, but still firm. Drain the fritters on absorbent paper as they are fried and keep them warm in a 300F oven. To serve, sprinkle the fritters generously with confectioners' sugar.

Things You'll Need

  • 12sm Apricots; -=OR=-
  • 6lg -Apricots, halved
  • 12 Whole almonds
  • 2tb White rum
  • 1/2c Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2c Cornstarch
  • 3tb Sugar
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/2ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2ts Baking powder
  • 1/2c Water; plus
  • 1tb Water
  • 3tb Melted butter
  • 1 1/2qt Vegetable oil; for frying
  • Confectioners' sugar

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