Hot, fresh apple fritters. What a treat for a weekend breakfast, or even for dessert! Serve with the freshly made glaze, or if for dessert, with some vanilla ice cream on top!
heaping cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
– 2 teaspoons cinnamon (depending on how much you love cinnamon)
tablespoon butter, melted
cup milk + plus more if needed
– 1½ cups apple, your favorite kind for eating, chopped into peanut size or smaller
Oil for frying
cup powdered sugar
Make the glaze: Mix the 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of milk. Make the fritters: Mix all dry ingredients together, slowly add the wet ingredients minus the apple. Carefully mix until well combined. Gently fold in apple pieces. The batter should be the consistency of a light cake mix. Once the oil is ready (when a test drop of dough floats to the top of the oil, a drop of water sizzles, or a piece of white bread browns in 60 seconds) then using a cookie scooper or soup spoon, place a 4-5 balls of dough into the oil. Be careful not to overcrowd and watch carefully for the underside to turn golden brown, then gently flip over and continue frying until done. I cooked mine about 35 seconds per side, but they were the size of golf balls – adjust cooking times based on size of fritters and temperature of your oil, ideally around 365° F. It is always a good idea to test one to ensure it comes out like you are expecting. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately, so they are nice and hot. Serve with glaze.