Cranberry Fritters & Giveaway

It’s the finale of Christmas Week! But first I want to thank Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina for putting together a great week of festivities, and for asking me to be a part of it. Today’s last and final theme is Christmas Pies/Pastries. As always, make sure to check out all the other participating bloggers’ recipes once you are done here!

Fritters versus Doughnuts. What is the difference? According to a web dictionary, a fritter is “a small mass of fried or sautéed batter often containing fruit or meat”, while a doughnut is “a small usually ring-shaped cake fried in fat”. Although those definitions don’t do either of them justice, I would have to deduce that I am correct in calling what you are about to feast your eyes upon a fritter. A cranberry fritter in fact, and they are dangerously easy to make. There is a reason why I don’t own a deep fryer, because I would be frying everything in sight.

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Freund Container & Supply has also generously donated $100 gift certificates for each #ChristmasWeek blogger to give away! Once you’ve saved this recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how to enter!

Two years ago: Berry Medley Smoothie

CRANBERRY FRITTERS

Makes 1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients:

1 egg

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries

Oil for deep-fat frying

Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, beat egg; add sugar and butter.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add to sugar mixture alternately with milk. Stir in cranberries.
  3. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter into oil (I used a medium cookie scoop). Fry doughnuts a few at a time, turning with a slotted spoon until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Allow to cool slightly, then toss in or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Source: Found on A Whisk and A Prayer, originally from Taste of Home.

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