Arkansas Black

This medium sized apple has a deep black-red, glassy skin and yellowish flesh. It's tart and sprightly flavor is great fresh or cooked, especially as applesauce. A very good keeper, it will last up to 8 months in a refrigerator. Ripens mid-October

Apple Fritters
1 cup flour
Pinch of salt
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
4 med. apples
Juice of 1 lemon
Sugar to taste

Sift flour and salt into bowl; add egg and half the milk. Beat until smooth. Add remaining milk, beating well. Let stand 30 minutes. Pare and core apples; slice into 1/2 inch rings. Dip into batter, coating well. Fry in deep hot fat until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar. Serves 4.