Apple Fritter Recipe

Apple Fritters

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These Apple Fritter Donuts are as scrumptious as the ones at your neighborhood bakery at a fraction of the cost.  Make a batch for your family today and get ready to enjoy all the complements.



Apple Fritters

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples or Honey Crisp apples peeled, cored and diced
  • canola oil or vegetable oil for frying


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in medium bowl. Make a well in the center and add 1/3 cup milk, eggs and applesauce. Stir just to combine. Fold in apples.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in heavy skillet, dutch oven or deep fryer to 375 degrees.  Drop about 1/4 cup of batter per fritter into hot oil; spreading it out as you drop. Cook each side until golden brown; approximately 2 minutes per side.  Use a slotted spoon to remove to paper towels to drain.
  3. Whisk together 1/4 cup 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.


  • Don’t over-mix the batter as it may make the fritters tough.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying so the donuts cook better and the oil temperature is easier to maintain.
  • Use a candy thermometer to track the temperature of the oil.
  • A dutch oven or heavy pot helps the oil hold its temperature.
  • Try to maintain a constant temperature of 375 degrees. When you add the batter the temperature will drop so you must increase the heat a tad.  Likewise when you remove the fritters from the oil the temperature will increase so you need to turn the heat down a tad.
  • Remove the fried fritters to paper towels to drain.
  • Store the cooled cooked fritters wrapped loosely in paper towels in a brown paper bag.

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