Baked Apple Fritters

Recently we were in Poulsbo, WA with family, a cute little town.  There is a bakery there with a window filled with beautiful pastries.  My favorite type of doughnut is the apple fritter, I did not have one while we were there, though very tempted.  In an attempt to make a more healthy apple fritter (not deep fried), I came up with this version.  I just used the words healthy and apple fritter in the same sentence, that’s funny.  This recipe should not be considered healthy, but probably does have less calories than the real thing.  We enjoyed them, apple cinnamon goodness.  Baked and all that apple, I think I will pretend they are healthy.

                         

1 cup warm milk, (110 degrees)
1/4 cup butter
1 pkt (2¼ tsp) dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
3½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1½ tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups peeled, chopped apples
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbl melted butter
1 Tbl milk

Heat milk and butter in microwave until butter is melted and milk temperature is 110°.  Pour milk/butter mixture into bowl of mixer and sprinkle yeast over and let sit until foamy.  Sprinkle sugar over yeast and mix.  Add 2 cups of the flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, mix until combined.  Add egg, vanilla, and remaining 1½ cups flour, knead.  Place dough in sprayed bowl, cover, and let rise until double about 1 hour.

Punch down dough.  On floured surface, mix chopped apple pieces into dough by hand, handling as little as possible.  Divide dough into six pieces, form each piece into a flat round or oval and place on silpat lined tray or sprayed baking sheet.  Cover and let rise about 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 350° and bake fritters 15 minutes.  Mix powdered sugar, melted butter, and milk for glaze and spread over each fritter as they come from the oven.

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