Apple Beignets

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6 apples, peeled. cored and cut into rings

Mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup rum or brandy or apple juice
Pour over apples and refrigerate 1 hour

In a bowl, mix
1-3/4 cup flour
pinch salt
2 eggs yolks (save the whites)
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup flat beer
2 tbsps melted butter
Refrigerate 1 hour

Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into beer batter.

Drain apples. Dip into batter and fry at 375 degrees until brown.

Drain and dust with confectioners sugar.

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Mini-Apple Crostatas

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Streusel:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1stick cold butter cut into cubes
2 tsps cinnamon
pinch salt

Combine all in a food processor and processor till crumbly. Set aside.

Dough:

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup cold butter
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
pinch cinnamon
1/2 cup milk

In a food processor, mix the flour, salt and cinnamon. Add the butter and process until crumbly. Sprinkle with vinegar and then milk. Mix until forms a ball. Refrigerate for about a half hour.

Meanwhile, peel and core about 6 small apples.

Roll dough and cut into 5″ circles. Brush with some melted butter

Place one apple ring on a dough circle, and top with some of the streusel.
Crimp dough around ring and place on prepared baking sheet. Brush crostata with some melted butter and sprinkle with some coarse sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes or until golden and apples are tender.

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