Apple Uglies

Author: Belle1952
Date Posted: 8/4/2005
Spicy: No

Ingredients List

1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
1/2 cup warm evaporated milk (110 degrees)
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon mace or nutmeg
1 cup chopped apple pie filling
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
ICING
4 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons water

Preparation Instructions

Whisk the yeast into the warm water. In an electric mixer, cream the sugar and shortening. Add the egg, vanilla, milk and yeast. Mix together the flour, salt, and mace and stir into the liquid ingredients. Beat for 8 minutes (or knead by hand on a lightly floured surface). Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until double. Remove dough from bowl and place on a lightly floured board. Roll into a sheet about 1/2 inch thick. Spread apple filling evenly over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon. Using a dough scraper, chop the dough into pieces vertically and then horizonally. Using 1/2 cup of chopped dough at a time, mold inte oblong, irregular shapes and place 2 inghes apart on a large baking pan. Cover with another pan, leaving room for dough to rise. Let rise intil double in volume. In a deep skillet heat vegetable shortening to 375 degrees. Dip a metal pancake turner into the hot fat, carefully slide it under the risen dough and place uglies into the skillet a few at a time (do not crowd). Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes until golden brown underneath, turn, and continue cookin for 1 1/2 minutes. Using tongs place cooked uglies on a metal rack to drain. Drizzle with icing.
Icing
4 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons water
Mix together.

Recipe Background

From Henry and Michal Schliff's cookbook "Meet me at the Orange Blossom" printed in 1997. It reads:
The apple ugly is thus to the Orange Blossom as salt air is to the ocean. Though the following recipe which Henry has created for home use does not exactly duplicate the apple ugly at The Orange Blossom, it will give you when you are hundreds of miles away, a taste of Hatteras.

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