Hot Apple Fritters

apple fritters
Leah Maroney
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 18 fritters (18 servings)
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There's nothing better than munching on warm apple fritters while apple picking on a beautiful fall afternoon.  But if you can't get to a local apple orchard, you can just make the warm and crispy fritters at home!  They are an easy and decadent apple breakfast or afternoon snack!  

The batter is extremely easy to make and comes together so quickly!  Frying does not have to be intimidating either!  Just use a heavy bottomed pot and a candy thermometer to help you keep a close eye on the temperature! I like to dice the apples a little bit on the larger side so that you get a nice bite of apple each time you bite into the fritter! You may prefer a smaller dice, or to shred the apple.  The choice is yours!  Make sure to roll the freshly fried fritters in cinnamon sugar and top with a little-powdered sugar for good measure! 

They are best enjoyed warm and right out of the oil.  If you need to keep them warm for longer, just place them in a warmed oven (about 200 degrees). You can also enjoy these delicious apple fritters with a cool glass of apple cider sangria

This recipe was adapted from Jo Cooks

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 medium apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
  • 1 quart canola oil (for frying)
  • Garnish: cinnamon sugar for topping
  • Garnish: confectioners sugar for dusting

How to Make It

  1.  Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium sized bowl. 
  2. In a measuring cup, whisk together the milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.  
  3. Slowly mix the wet mixture with the dry mixture until the mixture is completely moistened.  Gently stir in the diced apples. 
  4. Heat the canola oil to 375 F.  Using a cookie scoop or a teaspoons, drop the batter into the hot oil.  Use a slotted spoon to turn them after about a minute.  Cook until golden brown.  Make sure to regulate the heat to keep it at 375 F, this way the fritters will cook all of the way through! 
  1. Use the slotted spoon to remove the fritters from the hot oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.  As soon as they are slightly cooled, quickly roll them in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the rest of the batter.  Sprinkle the warm fritters with powdered sugar.  Make sure to enjoy them warm!