State Fair Apple Lollipops

State Fair Apple Lollipops

Canola Info

This winning recipe is a tradition in the making: Rhonda Tebeau won a Canola Oil "Fry It for the Fair" Contest in Vermont (Champlain Valley Fair) with her State Fair Apple Lollipops. Not your average sucker, these pops are pancake batter-based and up for alteration as you add or subtract your favorite filling ingredients.

Ingredients

Batter:

  • 2  Cups  pancake mix
  • 1 1/4  Cup  milk
  • 3  Tablespoons  granulated sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cinnamon

Filling

  • 4  Ounces  cream cheese, strawberry or favorite filling
  • 2  Tablespoons  red colored sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • Apples, cored
  • 4  Cups  canola oil, for frying

Directions

Batter:

In a bowl, mix together the pancake mix, milk, granulated sugar, and cinnamon until smooth.

 

Filling

In a microwavable bowl, add the cream cheese, red sugar, and cinnamon. Microwave for 40 seconds or until soft. Mix until smooth. Fill core of apple with filling.

Skewer the apples side to side with a metal skewer and dip in batter. Fry in canola oil heated to 375 degrees. Cook until lightly brown. Remove the apples from fryer and allow to cool. Once cool enough to touch, slice the apples so the core forms a circle in middle of slice. Place on sticks to look like lollipops

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
54g
77%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
23µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
37µg
41%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
53mg
8%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
101mg
7%
Water
35g
1%

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.