Serve these sweet dough and fruit fritters for breakfast, brunch, or as a an appetizer or dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

cook:
2 mins at 375°per batch
stand:
20 mins
prep:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 fritters
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Sweet Holiday Fritters

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Directions

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  • In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until flour mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in dried fruit. Make a well in center of flour mixture.

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  • In another bowl combine milk and eggs. Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until dough clings together.

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  • On a floured surface knead dough about 2 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough in 24 portions; shape each portion in a ball. Cover; let rest for 20 minutes.

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  • In a 10-inch skillet pour cooking oil to a depth of 3/4 inch; heat to 375 degrees F. (Submerge end of thermometer in hot oil.) Meanwhile, on lightly floured surface roll each ball in a 4-inch circle.

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  • Fry dough circles, 2 or 3 at a time, in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature with Orange Dipping Sauce. Makes 24 fritters.

Nutrition Facts (Sweet Holiday Fritters)

147 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 45mg; potassium 60mg; carbohydrates 22g; fiber 0g; sugar 12g; protein 2g; vitamin a 49IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 20mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 1mg.

Orange Dipping Sauce

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  • In a saucepan combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, orange peel, orange juice, and honey. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, without stirring, for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture measures 1 cup.

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