In 1796 John McIntosh, Dundela,
Ontario, Canada, discovered an apple tree on his land which bore fruit of
In 1796, when he was clearing underbrush on his farm, he found a clump of about
twenty young apple trees. No one knew how those trees came to be there, although
it is probable that some passing travelers - Indians perhaps - had camped on the
land once and the trees had grown from the seeds of apples they had eaten.
After a few days, John McIntosh transplanted the seedlings to a clearing close
to his house. After a few years, the trees began to bear fruit and it was
discovered that the apples were of different varieties. But the trees did not
thrive and soon all but one had died. The one remaining tree proved to be very
hardy and produced apples of a good size, excellent flavor and a beautiful red
color. These apples became famous in that part of the county and were known as
1 C. flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
2 t. sugar
2 eggs beaten
1/2 C. + 1 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
4 medium apples cored, peeled and sliced into 8 pieces
Combine flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl, mix
together eggs, milk and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and mix well. Let set
for 5 minutes.
Dip the apple slices into the batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve with hot maple syrup or sprinkle with confectionary sugar.