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Tempura-Fried Apples (Gluten Free)


As someone who lives a gluten-free life, I am always trying to create recipes that do not taste gluten-free. These tempura-fried apples are no exception. They are the perfect Chanukah treat – but don’t feel like you can’t make them all year round. They are fluffy, delicious, sweet pillows filled with a perfectly cooked apple. Drizzle them with chocolate sauce and it’ll be hard to only eat one!


Prepare the Tempura-Fried Apples


In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt until combined. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and water. Whisk until smooth (it should have the consistency of pancake batter).


Prepare the cinnamon sugar: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt until combined. Set aside until ready to use.


Pour oil halfway up the sides of a medium pan and set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot (you can tell it’s hot by dropping a little of the tempura batter into the oil – it should sizzle), turn the heat to low and toss the apple slices into the tempura batter, making sure they are completely coated.


Using a fork, take each apple slice, letting any excess batter drain off, and carefully place into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pan – you may need to work in batches. Cook until golden brown on each side, one to three minutes per side.


Remove the apple slices from the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Immediately toss into the cinnamon sugar mixture, coating completely. Serve immediately with the chocolate sauce drizzled on top or on the side.

Prepare the Chocolate Sauce


Place the chocolate chips in a medium-sized mixing bowl.


In a small saucepot over medium-high heat, combine the cream and butter. Bring to a simmer, making sure the butter is completely melted. Pour over the chocolate and whisk until smooth with a pinch of salt. If you need to reheat, microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring in between, until warm.