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Homemade Apple Fritters


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!

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  • 1 heaping cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon (depending on how much you love cinnamon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk + plus more if needed
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups apple, your favorite kind for eating, chopped into peanut size or smaller
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


Servings 8
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

Mix the 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of milk.

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 4 to 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.

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