by Chef David Benstock | November 18, 2017

Apple Fritters with Pistachio Semifreddo Recipe by Chef David Benstock

Photography Libby Volgyes


Serves 4


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup 00 flour, such as Caputo
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into  1/4 -inch thick slices
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Oil for frying


Pistachio semifreddo

Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Repeat process with cream in a separate bowl. In a food processor, grind up pistachios with sugar and vanilla. Gently fold all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, cover and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Apple fritters

Mix eggs, sugar, milk and flour together in a large mixing bowl. Soak apples in this mixture for at least an hour.

To cook, mix powdered sugar and 1 cup of flour together. Dredge soaked apple slices in this mixture. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until it reaches 350 degrees. Shallow fry slices until golden brown on both sides.

Top with semifreddo and serve.