Thursday, October 4, 2012

Apple Rings!
I can tell you right now that these apple rings are going to become a yearly tradition in our house. It's kind of like eating apple pie but in onion ring form. They are best right out of the oven, hot and crispy, and everything a fall treat should be. I found the recipe here, changed it just a little, and reduced the servings since these delectable treats are best right out of the oven and don't keep for long. Two apples fed four of us.

2 apples
1 large egg white
1/3 cup water
splash of vanilla
1/3 cup flour
pinch of salt
canola oil for frying

Cinnamon Glaze:
1 tablespoon, butter, melted
large pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1-3 tablespoons of milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Whisk in the water and vanilla. Set aside. In another medium bowl whisk together flour and salt. Set aside. Pour cinnamon-sugar in a shallow dish. Set aside.

Peel your apples. If you have a coring device, core your apples then slice them into 1/2-inch slices. If you don't have an apple corer--I don't--slice your apples into 1/2-inch slices then use a paring knife to cut the centers out of each apple slice. It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would.

Heat your oil over medium-high heat. Dip each apple slice in the egg mixture, then the flour, and carefully set it in the oil. Working in small batches, repeat with the rest of the apple rings. When the rings turns a golden brown, place them on a towel paper-lined plate. Once the rings have cooled enough to handle, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Place the apple rings on a cookies sheet and place them in the oven to crisp up. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until the rings become crisp.

While the rings are in the oven, make the glaze. Mix all the ingredients together except for the milk. Add the milk a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Remove the apple rings from the oven and drizzle the glaze over them. Serve warm.

I went a little heavy on the glaze since I was making the plate up for Eric.

*We usually have cinnamon-sugar on hand. Mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

Next time I makes these, I plan on doing two things differently.

Number 1: Have Eric do the frying since he is the superior fryer (I may or may not have filled the kitchen with smoke while making these)

Number 2: Eat these amazing fall treats with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.



Also Check These Fall Recipes:  
Acorn Donuts
Applesauce Cookies with Caramel Frosting
Cheese Tortellini in a Pumpkin Sauce
Cinnamon-Sugar Pastry with Pumpkin Dip
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Baked Apple Chips
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies
                                                      Pumpkin Caramels!

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