Easy Apple Fritters

The perfect deep fried donut that is filled with bits of apples and cinnamon and topped with a drizzle of simple glaze. Apple Fritters are a classic treat from any bakery and have been around quite some time. Now you can save money and make your favorite Apple Fritters in the comfort of your own home.

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What is even better is that this recipe will have you enjoying one of the freshest Apple Fritters you have ever tasted. These will be warm, soft and super yummy! You can have them ready to enjoy in about half an hour.

Most Apple desserts can seem time consuming, but definitely not this recipe for Apple Fritters. Be sure to double the batch and hide some for when you are home alone.

Another benefit, you can make these smaller than what is normally bought at a bakery, or you can make them the same size if you choose.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How can I keep these fresh?

I usually cover them with paper towels and place them in a closed brown paper bag. They seem to stay fresh for up to 3 days. You could also place them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

            What Apple do you find works best in the recipe?

I like the taste of Granny Smith Apples, but, if I do not have those, I will use Honey Crisp. I dice the apples reasonably small, this way they cook better and it seems like there is much more Apple in the Fritters.

            Should I use Vegetable, Corn or Canola Oil?

Personal Preferences aside, I prefer to use Canola Oil. I heat it in a Dutch Oven until it reaches between 375* and 400*. No higher than that though.

            My fritters get fat and are still raw in the center, why?

It is best if you can spread the batter out as you are pouring it in the oil. Do not drop it in just one dump. When you just dump it all in the same spot, the fritter will become thick(fat) and not be fully cooked unless the outside is too well done.

            How do I know if the fritter is done before I remove it?

There are a couple ways. One, you can make sure the oil is heated as directed, spread the batter out as you pour it in. Or you can poke the fritter with a knife to see if the inside is done. The fritters will take about 2 minutes to cook on each side when the oil is heated as directed.

What do you need to make Easy Apple Fritters

            2 large Granny Smith or Honey Crisp Apples, peeled, cored and diced

            1 ½ cups Flour

            ¼ cup Sugar

            2 tsp Baking Powder

            ½ tsp Salt

            ⅓ cup Milk

            1 ½ tsp Cinnamon

            2 eggs

            3 tbsp Applesauce

            Oil for deep frying

Glaze:

            ¼ cup Milk

            ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

            2 cups Powdered Sugar

How to make Easy Apple Fritters

FIRST STEP:

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl

Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, milk and applesauce

Stir to just combine the ingredients

Fold in the diced apples

Heat 1 ½ inches of oil in a heavy skillet or pan to 375*

When the oil is hot, pour ¼ cup batter into the oil, spreading it in a circle as you add it

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SECOND STEP:

Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown

Remove from oil and set on paper towels to drain

THIRD STEP:

Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl for the glaze

Drizzle the glaze over the entire top of each fritter or carefully dip the fritter top into the glaze and set on cooling rack to set

YAY!

Enjoy!

YUM!

Easy Apple Fritters

Easy Apple Fritters

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  •             2 large Granny Smith or Honey Crisp Apples, peeled, cored and diced
  •             1 ½ cups Flour
  •             ¼ cup Sugar
  •             2 tsp Baking Powder
  •             ½ tsp Salt
  •             ⅓ cup Milk
  •             1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
  •             2 eggs
  •             3 tbsp Applesauce
  •             Oil for deep frying
  • Glaze:
  •             ¼ cup Milk
  •             ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  •             2 cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl

Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, milk and applesauce

Stir to just combine the ingredients

Fold in the diced apples

Heat 1 ½ inches of oil in a heavy skillet or pan to 375*

When the oil is hot, pour ¼ cup batter into the oil, spreading it in a circle as you add it

SECOND STEP:

Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown

Remove from oil and set on paper towels to drain

THIRD STEP:

Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl for the glaze

Drizzle the glaze over the entire top of each fritter or carefully dip the fritter top into the glaze and set on cooling rack to set

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 242mgSugar: 10gProtein: 8g