cups all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking powder
cup butter or margarine -- melted
teaspoons grated orange peel
cup fresh orange juice
cups cooking apples -- peeled and diced
teaspoon vanilla extract
Sifted powdered sugar
first 4 ingredients; make a well in center of mixture. Combine
egg, milk, and butter, stirring well; stir in orange peel 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 F.
Drop batter by rounded tablespoons full 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.
Yield: about 3 dozen (about 12 servings).
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