Cranberry Fritters
Recipe from Midwest Living


Cranberry Fritters

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Servings: 24
Yield: 24 fritters
Prep Time: 35 mins
Related Categories: Desserts, Pie
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Ingredients
  • 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

Directions
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
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).
4.
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.
5.
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
1.
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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