Easy Apple Fritters
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Quick and Easy Apple Fritters are sweet and cinnamon-y. Soft and tender like a pillow, loaded with apple chucks and topped with a smooth sugar glaze.
Apple Fritters are a delicious deep fried dessert. They have a crispy exterior that hides a light dough-like interior that holds tender juicy apples in every bite.
Top off your Apple Fritters with a simple sweet glaze making this the perfect fall confection that your family will devour!
Easy Apple Fritters
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While most of the people are trying to hold onto each ray of sunshine and hit the beach, I am already counting the days to fall and the glory of fall desserts. These quick and easy Apple Fritters are the first fall dessert I have made this year, and let’s say that in 10 minutes, I had none left. Exactly! I am not kidding!
These Apple Fritters are so good, I could barely protect a few for photo purposes as my husband and kid were stealing them from the kitchen. They are so perfectly sweet, with a delicious cinnamon flavor, tender and juicy apples in each bite, a crispy outside that hides the softness inside, all topped with a simple sweet glaze.
What is an Apple Fritter?
Apple Fritters are a deep fried dessert, consisting of batter mixed with chopped apples.
What do you need to make Apple Fritters?
The recipe for Apple Fritters is very easy and straight forward, but since we are working with batter here, you have to follow the measurements exactly. You will need:
- Apples – you can use your favorite apples in this recipe. I prefer Granny Smith apples, because of their slight tartness and it goes very well with the overall sweetness of the fritters. I also like that they hold they texture better and don’t get mushy after being fried.
- You will need a few kitchen staples: flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, milk and eggs.
- A frying pan, oil and measuring cups.
Apple Fritters possible toppings:
- Serve them plain! They are delicious just the way they are!
- Apple fritters can be dusted with powdered sugar, but let them cool a little if you decide on this option.
- You can make a simple glaze consisting of milk, vanilla and sugar to drizzle over the fritters. Let them cool before drizzling in this case as well.
- You can also roll them into a mixture of cinnamon sugar. If you decide on this option, roll the fritters in sugar while they are still hot, immediately after frying.
Apple Fritters serving suggestions:
Apple Fritters are delicious served warm, preferably within an hour from cooking or the same day. They will still taste good the next day, but won’t be as tender and fluffy.
To make Apple Fritters even more fun and tasty, here are some serving options:
- Warm caramel sauce for dipping
- Chocolate sauce for dipping
- Melted white chocolate
- Whipped cream
- Warm Nutella
Quick and easy apple fritters are sweet and cinnamon-y. Soft and tender like a pillow, loaded with apple chucks and topped with a sugar glaze.
- 3 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and diced (2½-3 cups when diced)
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white cane sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs room temperature
- Oil for frying
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 3 tablespoon cinnamon powder
In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- In a medium bowl whisk together eggs and milk until fully combined.
- Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk to fully combine. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
- Add the chopped apples to the batter and stir to combine and fully coat the apples.
Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or larger skillet to 375 degrees F.
Using a small ice cream scoop, drop batter into the hot oil. Don't make them too large. They will expand and you risk having the outside cooked while the middle is still raw.
- Fry until golden on both sides, about 5 minutes depending on the size of the fritter.
Fry the fritters in batches using two forks or chopsticks to move and turn them. Watch carefully to avoid burning or overcooking on one side more than the other.
- Once fried, remove from the hot oil using a slotted spoon or two forks and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.
- If you decide to toss them in cinnamon sugar, do that while the fritters are still warm.
- Add sugar and vanilla to a medium bowl, add milk one tablespoon at a time and stir to combine until smooth, with no lumps. If the mixture is too thin, add more confectioners sugar. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Drizzle the glaze over the just slightly warm fritters. Let it settle.
- Mix sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add warm fritters to the bowl and toss to coat.
Nutrition is calculated without the oil for frying.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)