Recipe for Fritelle di Mele

An apple dumpling dessert recipe, courtesy of Alba Osteria's Chef de Cuisine Amy Brandwein


  • 6 cups Canola Oil
  • 2 Green Apples, Cored and Sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • Simple Syrup for Apples:
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 3 cups Water


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of Potato Starch
  • 1/2 T. Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1 Cider Beer
  • 1 Eggs
  • 1 cup of Vanilla Gelato
  • 2 T confectionary Sugar for dusting
  • 2 T Honey
  • 1 T Pistachio


  1. Preheat canola oil in heavy duty sauce pot until 350 degrees.
  2. Soak apples in simple syrup.
  3. Dust apples in flour and then dip in tempura and fry until golden brown.
  4. Using spider, drain apples and place on tray with paper towel.
  5. Place honey on plate; add fried apples; drizzle with honey and then sprinkle with confectionary sugar and pistachios. Add gelato and enjoy!


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