Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters – deep fried homemade dessert filled with apples, cinnamon and coated in cinnamon sugar or covered with sweet glaze…you just can’t get enough of them!
Apple Fritters - deep fried homemade dessert filled with apples, cinnamon and coated in cinnamon sugar or covered with sweet glaze...you just can’t get enough of them!

You only need a few ingredients to make these apple fritters

Apple Fritters

Cake batter bites filled with fresh fall apples, deep fried and covered with easy sweet glaze…you just can’t get enough of them!
Easy to make treat suitable for breakfast or dessert. And the best part is that you can have it in front of you in 30 minutes, there is no long preparation and waiting, ingredients come together quickly just mix them up and fry.

What Ingredients You Need For Apple Fritters:

Flour
Sugar
Baking powder
Dash salt
Cinnamon, Nutmeg
Vanilla
Butter
Egg
Milk
Apples (honey crisp or granny smith)
Oil for frying
Cinnamon sugar Or Powdered sugar, Milk  and Vanilla for Topping

Which Apples To Use

When possible use Granny Smith or Honey crisp because they hold up nicely when fried. But you can use your favorite eating apples as well. Cut the apples to peanut size or smaller.

Can You Bake Apple Fritters?

I wouldn’t recommend baking for this particular recipe because in the oven they won’t rise up beautifully and won’t be crispy.Make sure to keep the oil temperature at 365°F so your fritters absorb less of the oil.

How To Make Them Really Crispy?

The darker, the crispier! If you want your apple fritters really crispy fry them longer until they get dark golden brown, that way they will stay crispy longer.Lighter golden fried fritters are best enjoyed immediately.

Homemade Glaze Or Topping

To make a simple three ingredient glaze by mixing milk, sugar and vanilla is one option, the other option is to toss apple fritters with cinnamon sugar and serve with ice cream of your choice and
topping, or simply enjoy plain!

Apple Fritters - deep fried homemade dessert filled with apples, cinnamon and coated in cinnamon sugar or covered with sweet glaze...you just can’t get enough of them!

How To Make Apple Fritters

First peel, core and dice Honey crisp or Granny Smith apples into peanut sized or smaller. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Then, make a well in the center of that mixture and add milk, egg, butter and vanilla.Stir to combine making sure that you don’t over beat.Gently fold in apple pieces. The batter should be the consistency of a light cake mix.
Fill a frying pan halfway with oil. Once the oil is ready, (until the oil reaches around 365°F with a candy thermometer or when a test drop of dough floats to the top of the oil), then using a cookie scooper or soup spoon, drop about 1/4 cup of batter per fritter into hot oil, spreading it out as you drop.

Place a 4-5 balls of dough into the oil at a time, take care not to overcrowd the pan. Cook each side until golden brown,  approximately 2 minutes per side. Adjust cooking time based on size of fritters and temperature of your oil.
It is always a good idea to test one to ensure it comes out like you are expecting.
Remove to paper towels to drain. Toss with cinnamon sugar while still warm and your choice of ice cream and topping. Or whisk together milk, powdered sugar and vanilla.Dunk each fritters in the glaze turning over to make sure both sides coated.Place on wire racks to air dry and drip.

Apple Fritters - deep fried homemade dessert filled with apples, cinnamon and coated in cinnamon sugar or covered with sweet glaze...you just can’t get enough of them!

Tips:

Don’t over-mix the batter, it will make the fritters tough.
Don’t overcrowd the pan.
Start heating the oil after batter is ready, otherwise oil will get too hot and may burn the batter.
Use a deeper pan in case of oil splattering.
Track the oil temperature with candy thermometer.
Do test by frying one to ensure it comes out like you are expecting.
Use paper towels to drain.

Notes:

Apple fritters are best enjoyed immediately or the same day,but can be stored for two days in airtight container.

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Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters - deep fried homemade dessert filled with apples, cinnamon and coated in cinnamon sugar or covered with sweet glaze...you just can’t get enough of them!
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Course: Apple Dessert, Breakfast, Easy Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Fritters, Breakfast, Easy Recipe
Prep : 10 minutes
Cook : 15 minutes
Total : 25 minutes
Servings: 16
Author: Dan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon depending on how much you love cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk plus more if needed
  • 1 1/2 cups apples honey crisp or granny smith, peeled, cored and diced into peanut sized or smaller
  • oil for frying

Topping Option ( Cinnamon Sugar)

  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon sugar

Topping Option ( Sugar Glaze)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk or more

Instructions

  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add milk, egg, butter and vanilla.
  • Stir just to combine, but not overly beat,gently fold in apple pieces. The batter should be the consistency of a light cake mix.
  • Fill a frying pan halfway with oil. Once the oil is ready, (until the oil reaches around 365°F with a candy thermometer or when a test drop of dough floats to the top of the oil)
  • Using a cookie scooper or soup spoon, drop about 1/4 cup of batter per fritter into hot oil, spreading it out as you drop.
  • Place a 4-5 balls of dough into the oil at a time. Be careful not to overcrowd. Cook each side until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes per side.
  • Adjust cooking times based on size of fritters and temperature of your oil. It is always a good idea to test one to ensure it comes out like you are expecting. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Toss with cinnamon sugar while still warm and your choice of ice cream and topping.
  • Or whisk together milk, powdered sugar and vanilla. Dunk each fritters in the glaze turning over to make sure both sides coated. Place on wire racks to air dry and drip.

 

Apple Fritters - deep fried homemade dessert filled with apples, cinnamon and coated in cinnamon sugar or covered with sweet glaze...you just can’t get enough of them!

Apple Fritters - deep fried homemade dessert filled with apples, cinnamon and coated in cinnamon sugar or covered with sweet glaze...you just can’t get enough of them!

 

 

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