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Vegan Apple Fritters

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 4 minutes

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 1.5 cups warm plant based milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted salted vegan butter
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
  • vegetable oil for frying

Apple Filling

  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp plant milk

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine flour, yeast and sugar.

  2. Stir in warmed milk and melted butter until dough forms.

  3. On a floured surface knead dough for about 5-7 minutes (set a timer so you know how long you've been kneading for) until dough is soft, slightly sticky but overall coming together beautifully.

  4. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a warm damp cloth and set aside to rise for approximately 45 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the apples and place in a saucepan with the sugar and cinnamon and cook down until liquids have evaporated. Allow to cool.

  6. When dough has risen, punch down and knead until a nice ball has formed. Allow dough to rest for a few minutes.

  7. On a floured surface roll dough into a large rectangle. Allow dough to rest for a minute or two between a roll in each direction. Do not stretch the dough with your hands!

  8. Spread apple filling around entire dough surface, then fold in half.

  9. WIth a sharp knife cut roughly 1" slices horizontally, then vertically until a grid is formed. Then with your hands, mush the dough together until you have a mound of dough pieces with the apple filling.

  10. Using a 1/3 measuring cup, pack the mixture in to portion fritters and place mounds onto a cookie sheet. Allow fritters to rest for another 20 minutes before frying.

  11. Heat approximately 2.5" oil in a large pot until thermometer reaches 365ยบ F. Ensure that the temperature stays as consistent as possible so the fritters cook evenly.

  12. Gently drop 3 fritters into the pot and allow to cook for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a wire rack with a cookie sheet underneath so the excess oil can drip onto the sheet. Allow to cool for a few minutes before adding glaze.

  13. In a small bowl mix icing sugar and plant milk to form a glaze. Drizzle glaze over apple fritters. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container for upto 3 days- if they last!