DONUTS, Doughnuts, Homemade Apple fritters? Oh my…

apple fritters

Oh my lord, I need some Apple Fritters in my life! I made this recipe a while ago and it was a HUGE hit. They taste like home… plus the process is almost foolproof. It’s SUPER easy to whip these babies up. Hardest part is trying to keep your oil at the right temp… but if that is your only problem, I would say things are going…. (let’s just let Larry David say it)

As I digress, let’s get back to what matters most, those fritters. Recipe courtesy of Cook’s Country…but since they are not huge fans of sharing recipes without $, here you go:

Apple Fritters

  • 2 large granny smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/4″ cubes 
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup apple cider 
  • vegetable oil, to fry (calls for 3 cups, but I used less)


  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 
  • 1/4 cup apple cider 
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  1. Make Glaze. Whisk together glaze ingredients and set aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg) together in a separate large bowl.
  3. Get rid of excess moisture in chopped apples by patting dry with paper towels. Place apples into dry ingredients and toss. Whisk eggs with melted butter and then add 3/4 cup apple cider. Mix with a large spoon or spatula only until incorporated.
  4. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large Dutch oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Measure 1/3 cup portions of batter and place into oil.  Don’t crowd the pan… no more than 5 fritters at a time, and press the center down of each fritter with a large spoon to flatten a bit and make each fritter have equal thickness. Fry for 3 or more minutes until nicely browned and flip. Fry other side for 3 minutes.
  6. Drain on a brown paper bag (or paper towel if you hate to recycle) and spoon 1 tablespoon of glaze over each fritter, spreading over the ENTIRE surface.
  7. Now here comes the torture, WAIT 10 MINUTES BEFORE ENJOYING.

I wish you could smell this. MMMM


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