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Apple Fritters with Custard Sauce

Ingredients

  • 6 Golden Delicious apples
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup beer
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 2 egg whites (at room temperature)
  • Confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Pare and core apples. Cut into 1/4-inch rings. Place in large bowl. Toss with 1/3 cup sugar, brandy, and cinnamon.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, tossing occasionally.
  3. For the fritter batter, in a bowl combine flour, 2 yolks, 3/4 cup milk, beer and butter. Let stand one hour at room temperature.
  4. To prepare custard sauce, in a medium saucepan combine yolks and 1/3 cup sugar. Stir in 1 1/2 cups milk. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until custard coats the back of a metal spoon.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Cool to room temperature.
  7. In a large skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees F.
  8. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold in fritter batter.
  9. Drain liquid from apples.
  10. Dip apple slices, one at a time, into batter with fork or tongs, letting excess drip back into bowl.
  11. Fry fritters until brown on one side; turn and brown other side.
  12. Drain on paper towels.
  13. Arrange on plate; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  14. Serve with warm custard sauce.