Cranberry Fritters

Cranberry Fritters

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Recipe from Midwest Living
SERVINGS
24
YIELD
24 fritters
PREP TIME
35 mins

Cranberry Fritters

Recipe from Midwest Living
Recipe from Midwest Living
Cranberry Fritters
SERVINGS
24
YIELD
24 fritters
PREP TIME
35 mins
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Desserts, Pie
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

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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 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.

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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