Apple Cider Pecan Fritters with a Brown Butter Cider Glaze

 
 

Pastry & Bakery 


Take fritters to the next level with our Apple Cider Compound that will maintain its quality and stay flavorful even after being baked, fried, or exposed to similarly high temperatures.

Additional information

Category

Pastry & Bakery

Difficulty

Easy

Yield

10 Large Fritters

Description

1Scale or Measuring Cups/Spoons
1Whisk
1Plastic Spatula
1Can Pan Spray
2Medium Bowls
2Small Bowls
2Half Sheet Pans
1Half Sheet Parchment Paper
1Large Table Spoon
11/2 sheet glazing rack
1Large Slotted Spoon
1Large Wide Pot (for Frying)
1Thermometer
1Electric Stand Mixer with Bowl and Paddle Attachements
1Rolling Pin
1Bench Scraper/Cytter
1Small Sauce Pan
1Large Saute Pan

Dough

GramsOuncesVolume
Dry Active Yeast14g.5oz1 Tbsp
Water, Warm113g4oz1/4 cup
Sugar, Granulated57g2oz1/3 cup
Flour, Bread284g10oz2 1/3 cups
Cinnamon, Ground1g1/2 Tsp
Baking Powder1g1/4 Tsp
Salt, Kosher7g.25oz1 Tsp
Butter, Unsalted, Room Temperature28g1oz2 Tbsp
Whole Egg, Large52g1.75oz1 whole

Filling

GramsOunces Volume
Butter, Unsalted14g.5oz1 Tbsp
Large Apples, Fresh, Tart2 Apples
Sugar, Granulated43g1.5oz1/4 cup
Lemon Juice20g.75oz1 Tbsp
Cinnamon, Ground6g.25oz2 Tsp
Ginger, Ground1g1/4 Tsp
Salt, Kosher.5g1/8 Tsp
Itaberco Apple Cider Compound (CP-124)20g.75oz1 Tbsp
Pecan Pieces Toasted28g1oz1/4 cup

Glaze

GramsOuncesVolume
Sugar, Powdered, Sifted255g9oz2 1/4 cups
Salt, Kosher.5g1/8 Tsp
Itaberco Apple Cider Compound (CP-124)14g.5oz2 Tsp
Butter, Unsalted42g1.5oz3 Tbsp
Milk, Whole85g3oz 1/3 cup

The Dough

1

In an electric stand mixer bowl, whisk together the yeast, water, and a pinch of the sugar.
Allow it to rest, untouched, for about 5 minutes while the yeast blooms.

2

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and set aside.

3

Once the yeast has bloomed, add the butter, and egg to the bowl (do not mix yet), and then add the mixed dry ingredients on top. Using the dough hook attachment, mix dough on electric stand mixer on low speed until the dough forms a soft ball. And pulls away from the sides of the bowl. You may need to add more flour, a Tablespoon at a time, to get this to happen. Be sure to allow all the added flour to incorporate well before adding more.

4

Once the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl, increase the speed to medium and mix dough for 10 minutes. Do not over mix, as too much gluten development will create a tough pastry dough. The finished dough should be smooth and tacky, but should not stick to you.

5

Transfer the dough into a medium bowl, sprayed with pan spray, and spray the top of the dough. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.

6

While the dough rises prepare the filling, as the filling will need to cool completely before it is used.

7

Once the dough has doubled in size, and the filling has cooled, prepare a lightly floured working surface and roll the dough out to roughly a 12”x12” rectangle.

8

Spread the cooled filling evenly onto one half of the dough, and fold the other side over to cover the filling. Pinch the edged together, then press the dough down evenly to help bind the apples to the dough. Lightly go over the dough with the rolling pin to further this process.

9

Using your bench scraper, cut ½ “ vertical strips, then repeat the same process horizontally, creating squares of dough.

10

Gently scoop up the dough and scatter the pieces randomly in a pile, repeating the same cuts vertically and horizontally, creating various sized pieces, and further binding the filling with the dough.

11

Roughly distribute dough pieces into 10 piles, and using floured hands, shape each pile into a mound, making sure the pieces are sticking together. Arrange the mounds on a parchment lined half tray. Spray the parchment with pan spray and evenly arrange the mounds for
maximum distance between them. Spray the tops of the mounds lightly with pan spray and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 90 minutes, or until doubled in size.

12

Make the Glaze while the dough rises.

13

Once the dough is risen, and the glaze is made, fill a large wide pot with 2 inches of oil, and
heat over medium-high heat to 340°F, and maintain that temperature.

14

Gently pull the mounds of dough off the parchment and place them gently in the hot oil, one at a time. Do not over-crowd them. Depending on the size of your pot, you may need to fry them in 2-3 batches. Fry for 2 minutes on each side, gently flipping with slotted spoon between sides.

15

Set aside a half sheet pan with a glazing rack fitted on top. Once finished cooking, use the slotted spoon to remove the fritters from the oil, and place them on top of a glazing rack to cool. Allow the fritters to cool 5 minutes or so before applying the glaze.

16

Once fritters have cooled slightly, dip the tops into glaze, then immediately turn them so the glaze is upright, and place them on the glazing rack so that the excess glaze can drip off.

17

Cool the fritters for about 15 minutes, and apply the rest of the glaze evenly over the fritters using a large table spoon.

18

Allow the fritters to cool completely and serve.

The Filling

1

Dice the two large apples into ¼” Pieces and set aside.

2

Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

3

Add the diced apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and Itaberco Apple Cider Compound (CP-124) the saute pan. Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft and the mixture has reduced and thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the pecans. Place mixture in a fresh medium sized bowl to cool.

The Glaze

1

Place the powdered sugar and salt in a small bowl and set aside.

2

Brown the butter by heating it in a small sauce pan over medium high heat until all water cooks off and the butter caramelizes.

3

Once butter browns, add the milk and Itaberco Apple Cider Compound (CP-124) and heat until warm.

4

Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the sugar mixture to avoid lumps. Add and mix until
all is well combined.

buon appetito!

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