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Homemade Apple Fritter Recipe

Homemade Apple Fritter Recipe

Fall is all about the apples but, thankfully, apples are easy to find year around. Why do I say thankfully? Well, because apples are delicious! I love them in apple pie, apple butter, apple muffins and in apple fritters! Apple fritters are a favorite at the donut shop but you can make them at home too! Keep reading for our delicious homemade apple fritter recipe that will have you making them at home from now on!

Homemade Apple Fritter Ingredients

Fritter Ingredients

  • 2-3 apples (Granny Smith apples preferred)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (to cover freshly cut apples)
  • 2.5 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil for frying

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup confectioners (icing) sugar
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla (regular vanilla also works but your glaze won’t be bright white)
  • 3-4 tsp milk or water

Homemade Apple Fritter Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, apple pie spice and salt.

Peel, core and dice apples, toss in lemon juice in a small bowl.

Using a hand held or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix together the sugar and eggs until combined (frothy).

Begin heating canola or vegetable oil on the stove on medium high.

Reduce the speed to low and add in the dry ingredients.

Mix until just combined. Pour in the milk in a slow continuous stream as to not break the forming batter.  

If too much milk is accidentally poured in, allow the batter time to absorb it before adding more. Fold in the apples using a rubber spatula.

Test Fry: Drop ¼ cup batter or (use an ice cream scooper) and let fry until golden brown. Flip and fry until the second side is golden brown.

Remove from oil and allow to dry on paper towels.  

Test the doneness of your test fritter by inserting a knife in the center.  If it is still raw in the center your oil is too hot and you should reduce the heat.

Fry the remaining batter into fritters and let them drain on paper towels.

Prepare your glaze and drizzle over each apple fritters.  If you prefer to dip your fritters in the glaze, you’ll need to add more milk to loosen up the glaze into an icing.

Let dry completely and enjoy!

Printable Apple Fritter Recipe

Apple Fritters

Homemade Apple Fritter Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Apple fritters are a donut store fave but you can make them at home too!

Ingredients

Fritter Ingredients

  • 2-3 apples (Granny Smith apples preferred)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (to cover freshly cut apples)
  • 2.5 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil for frying

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla (regular vanilla also works but it won't be bright white)
  • 3-4 tsp milk or water

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, apple pie spice and salt.
    2. Peel, core and dice apples, toss in lemon juice in a small bowl.
    3. Using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix together the sugar and eggs until combined (frothy).
    4. Begin heating canola or vegetable oil on the stove on medium-high.
    5. Reduce the speed to low and add in the dry ingredients.
    6. Mix until just combined.
    7. Pour in the milk in a slow continuous stream as to not break the forming batter.  
    8. If too much milk is accidentally poured in, allow the batter time to absorb it before adding more.
    9. Fold in the apples using a rubber spatula.
    10. Test Fry: Drop ¼ cup batter or (use an ice cream scooper) and let fry until golden brown. Flip and fry until the second side is golden brown. (recipe makes 12 small fritters or 6-7 larger ones)
    11. Remove from oil and allow to dry on paper towels.  
    12. Test the doneness of your test fritter by inserting a knife in the center.  If it is still raw in the center your oil is too hot and you should reduce the heat.
    13. Fry the remaining batter into fritters and let them drain on paper towels.
    14. Prepare glaze and drizzle over apple fritters.  If you prefer to dip your fritters in the glaze, you’ll need to add more milk to loosen up the glaze into an icing.
    15. Let dry completely and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

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