6 to 8 Servings

CRISCO Shortening or CRISCO Stick for deep frying
1 can (29 ounces) unpeeled apricot halves, well drained
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon CRISCO all-vegetable shortening or 1 tablespoon CRISCO Stick melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Confectioners’ sugar
Place apricots on paper towels. Dry.
Heat 2 or 3 inches Crisco to 365° in deep fryer or deep saucepan.
Combine egg and milk in large bowl. Stir in one tablespoon melted shortening.
Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture. Stir just until mixed.
Dip apricots in batter. Drain off excess. Fry, a few at a time, in shortening heated to 365°. Fry about 4 minutes or until golden brown. Turn as needed for even browning. Remove with slotted metal spoon. Drain on paper towels. Roll in confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm.