This is a recipe I created after receiving a deep fryer for Christmas. These come out tasting just like little mini apple pies or apple empanadas. Beware: this recipe can get messy, so you will want to make sure you have extra paper towels waiting in the wings.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Apple and Brie Filling:
Funnel Cake Batter:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir apples, Brie cheese, 20 crushed vanilla wafers, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, at least 15 minutes.

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  • Beat egg until frothy in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Gradually add flour, milk, confectioners' sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; beat until batter is thick and smooth, adding more flour as necessary to reach desired consistency.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Pour 20 crushed vanilla wafers into a shallow bowl.

  • Roll apple mixture into small balls. Drop balls into funnel cake batter and turn to coat completely. Roll coated balls in crushed vanilla wafers. Place the coated apple balls onto a plate while coating the rest; do not stack.

  • Working in batches, fry apple-brie bites in hot oil until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer cooked apple-brie bites to a paper-towel lined plate to drain and cool.

Cook's Note:

These can be made ahead of time and reheated for 5-7 minutes in a 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven.

Nutrition:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 14.5g 5% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterol 14.3mg 5% DV; sodium 104.7mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition