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my apple fritters

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Sea Sun
West Des Moines, IA

Here is my version of apple fritters with cinnamon and nutmeg inside. I had a recipe for them and hadn't made them in years, however, this morning I decided to play around and tweak things. You can reduce the salt if you are concerned about sodium. You don't have to put anything on them, or just add a sprinkle of sugar. I used what apples I had on hand, Gala and Jazz. Firm, but are sweet and slightly tart. If you use Granny Smith, these will be tart so keep that in mind. The apples inside the fried fritters should be slightly cooked and not mushy.

(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For my apple fritters

  • vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1-1/2 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 3 lg
    apples, peeled and chopped (3 cups)
  • cinnamon sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • thin glaze made with confectioners' sugar and milk

How To Make my apple fritters

  • 1
    Preheat oil in a frying pan to 350 degrees F or use a deep fryer.
  • 2
    Mix dry ingredients in large bowl and put aside.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl, mix milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and butter.
  • 4
    Pour into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  • 5
    Add apples and mix until well-coated. It may seem like a lot of apples per batter but this is the way it should look.
  • 6
    Drop batter by tablespoon into pan. I flatten mine down slightly immediately once in the pa). Don't crowd fritters. I fry about 5 at a time. Cook until deep golden brown on the bottom and the batter looks slightly bubbly and dry (not wet) on top. Flip and cook until golden brown.
  • 7
    Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • 8
    While warm, add your topping. I used cinnamon sugar but you can easily add a glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar. My girls rolled them in cinnamon sugar until they were coated. For mine, I just sprinkled some on top.