DELICIOUS DEEP FRIED DESSERT APPLE RINGS
Total time: 45 to 55 minutes
Serves 5 to 7.
You will need:
1 large egg
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled
Vegetable oil for frying
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Pinch of salt
1 cup all purpose flour
Cinnamon sugar for garnish
Cinnamon Cream Dipping sauce – OR use any caramel sauce
Whisk egg until frothy and then SLOWLY whisk in water, spice and salt.
Whisk in flour and salt and let sit while slicing apples. The batter will come out thin, don’t worry, it’s supposed to do that!
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Slice peeled apples into 1/2 inch thick slices across the apple’s diameter (you will get about 4 slices per apple). Using varying sized biscuit cutters, cut “rings” out of apple slices so that the rings are a little thicker than 1/4 inch each, discarding smallest circle containing core.
Heat oil to 350 degrees. (Caution: Don’t let oil get too hot – your rings will burn quickly. If rings are cooking too quickly, lower the heat of the oil a bit.)
Dip apple rings into batter, letting excess drip off. Cook in oil in small batches, turning frequently to monitor browning. When the rings turn golden brown, remove to a plate and while still hot sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately with warm drizzled caramel sauce. Makes 16 apple rings – serves 4 to 6.
CINNAMON CREAM SYRUP
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Bring to a boil, stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Serve warm.