Week 5 Apple Winner
Apple picking season just might be my favorite time of year! From pies to cider, I love to use apples in just about every form. Today, I am thrilled to announce our latest recipe contest winner, Donna! Take a look at her outstanding recipe that took top honors in our “Apple” themed contest.
Imagine a sweet version of onion rings…
Apples are cored and sliced into rings. The rings are dipped in a sweet batter and fried in a bit of canola oil. Then they are topped with a dash of cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a homemade cinnamon cream sauce.
Pure indulgent Autumn bliss!
1 Large Egg White
1 cup Water
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
6 Large Granny Smith Apples, peeled
Canola Oil, for frying
Cinnamon Sugar, for garnishing
Caramel Sauce, warmed
Cinnamon Cream Syrup:
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Corn Syrup
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
Whisk egg until frothy, then whisk in water and vanilla. Whisk in flour and salt and let sit while slicing apples. Slice peeled apples into 1/2 inch thick slices. Using varying sized biscuit cutters, cut rings out of apple slices, discarding smallest circle containing the core. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Don’t let oil get too hot or the rings will burn quickly. If rings are cooking too quickly, lower the heat of the oil. 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.
Cinnamon Cream Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk and serve warm.
When waiting to serve dessert, you can keep rings warm in a 250 degree oven for a few minutes, on a baking sheet.
Donna says, “I created this recipe 2 years ago in the fall when I had an abundance of apples. I have always LOVED onion rings – they are my favorite side with a burger. So, my love of onion rings is what inspired this recipe. I believe it to be a unique creation of mine – I haven’t come across anything like it on the world wide web!”
“My advice to Better Recipe readers is to be bold in the kitchen! Take a sweet dish and make a savory version, or do the opposite – take a savory dish and make a dessert version, like I did with this dish! Especially with an ingredient like apples, which have a mild flavor and unique texture – they can be paired with so many things!”
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