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Easy Apple Fritters

These easy Apple Fritters are made of sweet batter filled with chunks of apples, fried until crispy, and dipped in a sweet glaze. The ultimate fall treat is made easily at home!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple fritters
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Anna

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • cup milk
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 Granny Smith apples cut into chunks
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons milk
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • Wash and peel apples. Cut them into quarters, remove seeds, then cut each piece into thick slices. Cut each slice into chunks, about ½" thick. Drizzle with a little bit of lemon juice to preven browning, and set aside.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a deep pot, until it comes up 3 inches up the sides. Heat up over medium heat.
  • Place a wire rack on a large baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
  • In a glass measuring cup, whisk milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold in gently. Do not overmix.
  • Add apples to batter and fold in a couple of times. Add melted butter and fold in.
  • Once the oil reaches 350° F, drop fritter batter with apples using two spoons and spread as flat as you can. You don't want a ball of batter as it will not cook evenly. Fry 2 to 3 fritters at a time, depending on the size of your pot.
  • Once nice and brown, flip the fritters to cook on the other side. I use two forks to do this.
  • Remove fritters from oil and place on a wire rack. The steam will be escaping and the fritters will be crispy. If you place them on the paper towel, the bottoms may be soggy.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.
  • In a bowl, mix powdered sugar with milk until drizzling consistency. Dip each fritter in glaze and set back on the rack.
  • Enjoy warm!

Notes

  • The batter in this recipe is not suitable for baking on a sheet pan. It really is best to fry these fritters. However, you could use a donut pan or a muffin pan to bake them!
  • You can also dust them with powdered sugar or coat them with cinnamon sugar, just like donuts!
  • I recommend using a smaller Dutch oven for frying fritters. It keeps the heat well!
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 2mg