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Fruit Fritters

Serves8
IngredientsDairy, Fruits
Day PartDessert
Menu PartDessert
Cuisine TypeAmerican

Fresh fruit fritters prepared with apples, banana chunks, pineapple or your own favorite fruits and served with yogurt dip make a refreshing treat.

Ingredients

2 cups fresh mint leaves
6 oz. sugar
2 lb. yogurt
2 tbsp. honey
1⁄4 tsp. ground cardamom
1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 cups tempura batter mix
3 cups ice water
24 (1-in.) cubes pineapple
24 (1-in.) pieces banana
24 peeled apple wedges
1 lb. 2 oz. panko crumbs
Vegetable oil
 

Steps

  1. Bring 2 qt. water to boil; add mint and blanch 5 sec. Remove; cool, drain, and dry.
  2. Simmer sugar and 1⁄2 cup water until syrup is clear; cool.
  3. Puree mint and syrup; let stand 10 min.; strain and chill.
  4. Place yogurt in paperlined strainer; drain 3 hr. Stir honey and spices into yogurt.
  5. Stir tempura batter mix into ice water. Heat oil in fryer.
  6. To order: dip pineapple, banana, and apple into tempura batter, then into panko. Deep-fry in 360° F oil 2-3 min.; drain.
  7. Per serving: Place 2 tbsp. yogurt dip in center of plate; arrange fritters on top. Drizzle with 11⁄2 tsp. mint syrup.
     

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