Cranberry Fritters

Recipe from Midwest Living
Cranberry Fritters
24 fritters
35 mins
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  • 4 1/2- 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped, fresh cranberries
  • Shortening or cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • Doughnut Glaze (see recipe below)
Doughnut Glaze
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a mixer bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups of the flour, the yeast, and the baking powder. In a saucepan, heat the sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, dry milk powder, salt, and 2/3 cup water just until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F) and shortening is almost melted, stirring constantly.
Add to flour mixture; add eggs and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a spoon, stir in cranberries and as much of the remaining flour as you can.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that's smooth (except for the cranberries) and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (1-1/2 hours).
Punch dough down. Divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out each half to a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle, about 12x9 inches. Cut each half into twelve 3x3-inch squares.
Meanwhile, heat shortening or oil to 350 degree F. Fry 2 or 3 fritters at a time about 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain. Spoon Doughnut Glaze over fritters while warm. Makes 24 fritters.
Doughnut Glaze
In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, and light corn syrup. Cook and stir until bubbly. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Makes 2-2/3 cups.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 213, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 27, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 38, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 49, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 185, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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