Best served warm, these fragrant, golden morsels are by turns tender, crisp, and fruity. A simpler (no-yeast) alternative to sufganiyot -- the traditional jam-filled Jewish doughnut served during Hanukkah -- the fritters are studded with diced sweet apples and generously dusted with confectioners' sugar. Be forewarned: They can be addictively delicious.
For a few brief months in fall, apples are suddenly abundant. Each firm, ripe fruit is full of delicious potential -- destined, perhaps, to be used in a dessert recipe, such as this one for rustic individual tarts.
Apples work beautifully with many types of nuts, spices, and natural sweeteners. Here, pecans, vanilla, and dark-brown sugar create a winning combination of flavors in skillet-baked 'Rome' apples, irresistible served from the oven.