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Little Hands Make Apple Rings
Oct 23, 2012

You've probably been buying, or at least noticed, that apples are in season. Each grocery store has several different kinds of apples to choose from, and many you can buy by the half peck (those cute little bags with handles). My girls eat 2-5 apples a day together lately. They're apple lovin' girls. Because of that, as well as the current low price of them because they're in season, I've been trying to find ways to enjoy the seasonal treat. Last week, I made apple rings, and I think that has been the very favorite so far. I found several recipes on pinterest, and the one I ended up sticking with were from HERE.

I cored the apples with the apple corer and then peeled and sliced them. Then followed the directions. You fry them for a couple of minutes on each side in oil and then bake them. It was really easy, especially considering that it was the very first time I've ever fried something. They came out amazing, and the cinnamon sugar glaze was great too. I will, however, cut way back on the sugar in the glaze next time. Apples are sweet enough this time of the year to add sugar on top. My girls loved the glaze, of course, but they walked around munching on the apples rings plain as well. It was just a fun fall treat that we'll definitely be making again soon before apple season passes.

*Apple Rings*

RING INGREDIENTS:
- 1 large egg white
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 large apples, peeled
- Canola oil for frying
- Cinnamon and sugar

ICING INGREDIENTS
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:
1. Whisk egg white until foamy. Whisk in the water and vanilla. Next, whisk in the flour and salt.
2. Slice the apples into 1/2-inch thick slices. Using varying sized cutters, cut “rings” out of apple slices, discarding smallest circle containing core.
3. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
4. Dip apple rings into batter and then place into the oil. Allow the apples to fry in small batches and turn frequently. Remove from the oil when golden brown and place on a paper towel. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
5. Transfer rings to a wire rack and place the wire rack on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the rings turn crispy.
6. Drizzle the icing over the rings and serve warm. (To make the icing, simply combine all of the ingredients and stir until combined).

Until next time,
Heather

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