Sicilian Apricot Custard Fritters

Sicilian Apricot Custard Fritters


2 1/2 cups of Whole Milk

2/3 cup All-Purpose Flour 

3/4 cup Sugar

1 1/2 tsp of Vanilla 

4 tbsps of Butter

1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg

5 Eggs


10 Dried Apricots

1 cup of Whole Flour

1 cup of Whole Milk

4 tbsps of Butter

1 tsp of Sugar

1 tsp of Baking Soda

1 tsp of Baking Powder


2 Eggs

1/2 cup of Powdered Sugar


Olive Oil

How to Prepare:
Custard – 
Place 2 1/2 cups of whole milk in medium sized saucepan on low heat

Add vanilla, half of the sugar, and pinch of salt then stir

While milk is heating, use a mixing bowl to crack the five eggs and put egg yolks into bowl

Add remaining sugar and grate  nutmeg into the mixing bowl

Cream the egg mixture for about 3-4 minutes 

Cook the milk until light boil then set aside 

Use a separate mixing bowl and add flour, melted butter, 2 tbsp of sugar then stir by hand till crumbled texture

Slowly add milk to mixing bowl of crumbles and stir 

Add flour mixture to egg yolk mixture slowly while whisking

All contents should now be in your saucepan

Use light heat to raise mixture to light bowl for about 6 minutes and continue to whisk 

Let custard cool by placing in refrigerator for about 1 hour

Use large mixing bowl and flour, baking powder, sugar and pinch of salt then stir well

Add milk, brandy and melted butter then stir well

Set for 15 minutes

Add 2 egg whites then stir by hand

Putting Everything Together-
Use cast iron pot and heat to 350-375 degrees

Pour olive oil into cast iron pot

Roll custard mixture around each apricot into ball form 

Dip each apricot ball/fritter into batter 

Then place each apricot fritter into olive oil cast iron pot

Take your time and be gentle!

Place fritters after turning crispy brown on all sides onto drying rack 

Drizzle powdered sugar onto fritters

While still warm, place onto plate and add more powdered sugar as wanted


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