Apple Fritters

Introduction: Apple Fritters

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In this Instructable, I will show you how to make apple fritters at home. This easy homemade apple fritter recipe is such a yummy thing to make for breakfast or brunch, or just as a sweet snack throughout the day. And making apple fritters from scratch is so simple with just a handful of easy to find ingredients. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the video tutorial or do both! :)

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

You can print the recipe here if you like.

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 apples (Granny Smith, Gala, etc.) peeled, cored, and cut into small chunks
  • 1 to 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, the juice from half a lemon (15 to 30ml)
  • 1 cup all-purpose/plain flour (120g)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (2g)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (1g)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg (1/2g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder (6g)
  • 3 tbsp. white granulated sugar (45g)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (5ml)
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole, 2%, 1%, Almond, etc.) (125ml)
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted (14g)
  • Oil for frying (vegetable, canola, coconut, peanut, shortening, lard)

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (180g)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water (15 to 30ml)

Tools:

  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large Pot
  • Spoons
  • Spider Strainer/Ladle or metal slotted spoon or tongs
  • Sheet pan with a wire rack
  • Paper towel-lined
  • plate Candy thermometer

Step 2: Prepping the Apples

Begin by taking a large pot and adding enough oil to be about 1 inch deep. Place it on the burner and set the heat to medium-high, allow it to heat to 350 F/176 C. A candy thermometer really helps to get the oil to the right temp. Although you can get by without one.

Wash, peel, core, and cut the apples into small chunks and place them in a medium bowl. Pour the lemon juice over them and stir until well coated.

Step 3: Flour Mixture

Now in another medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.

Step 4: Finish the Apple Fritter Batter

In a large bowl whisk the egg, vanilla extract, and milk together. Melt the butter in the microwave for a few seconds until barely melted and pour that in. Then pour in the flour mixture and stir the batter with a wooden spoon or silicone spoon. It will be a bit too thick for the whisk. Add the apples to the batter and fold them in.

Note: I like lots of apples, so I always use three, but if you want more of a batter ratio, then only use two apples.

Step 5: Fry Those Apple Fritters

Using two spoons scoop in a good amount of batter into the hot oil. You can do two or three, just don't overcrowd them. Allow them to fry for a few minutes per side until really nice and browned. A bit over golden brown, this makes them more crispy. Use a spider ladle, metal slotted spoon, or tongs to turn them and then remove them. Place them on a plate lined with a paper towel for a minute or so then put them on a wire rack to cool. This will help keep them crispy.

Step 6: Dip Them in Glaze

Now time to make a simple glaze. Add some water to a bowl and then add in the powdered sugar. Keep adding water and stirring until you get the thickness you want. I love this easy 2 ingredient glaze. You can dip them in, or drizzle the glaze over them with a spoon. Allow the glaze to dry for a few minutes, it doesn't take long. Then you can serve them!

Step 7: Finished Apple Fritters

Print the recipe here if you like.

Now you can serve them up for breakfast, brunch, or just a fun snack during the day. They are so yummy!

Step 8: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial. :)

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19 Comments

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daphne.bullard
daphne.bullard

5 months ago

omg you are such a good cook

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Zipppy
Zipppy

Tip 11 months ago

To use an air fryer, I
lined the fryer basket with parchment paper,
sprayed the paper with oil (like Pam),
scooped the fritter out using a 1/4 cup measuring cup and a tiny spatula onto the parchment paper, spacing an inch between or so (they didn't expand)
spritzed each fritter with a little oil
air fried at 400 - 410 degrees for 5-6 minutes, turned the fritters over, spritzed with oil again, and air fried for another 2-3 minutes
Note: my air fryer has two positions for the basket. I tried it in the top position, where most air frying is done and they got too dark. I was happier with the results when I used the lower position, but they needed the longer time.

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Blissterful
Blissterful

Reply 10 months ago

You can use your oven as an air fryer. Just use wire racks instead of cookie sheets so that air can surround the fritters.
Now I have to leave here and go see what else Matt has going on......and so goes my day........

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jeanniel1
jeanniel1

10 months ago

Oh, shoot! Now I'm hungry! These are the cutest small apple fritters I've ever seen.

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rozzieozzie
rozzieozzie

11 months ago

So far I've only had store bought Apple fritters, and I love them. So I can only imagine how delicious they are homemade! Thanks for the recipe! With the coming
fall, I will have plenty of apples to make into fritters!

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samuelx3
samuelx3

Reply 10 months ago

to make them taste more "home-made" take a paper towel, soak it with water then squeeze out as much of the water that you can with just a quick squeeze, put some apple fritters in a bowl and covor with moist paper then microwave it for 10 seconds. then either fry or bake it. should taste more home-made

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rozzieozzie
rozzieozzie

Reply 10 months ago

Thanks samuelx3! I'll try that!

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Reply 11 months ago

You are welcome! Homegrown apples will be awesome as fritters!

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crveney
crveney

11 months ago

They look really yummy. I must try your recipe.

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skylane
skylane

11 months ago

Oh MY!
Should I have seen this? I love those things.
I need a recipe for just ONE.
It's too easy for me to have three or four of those every morning with coffee.
A few years ago, I used to pick up just coffee at "The Jelly Donut" because it was very convenient and the coffee was great and cheap. One day I saw a fresh, warm batch of apple fritters and bought one. The next thing I knew... I needed a larger belt.
Thanks for putting this up :) (I think)

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In The Kitchen With Matt
In The Kitchen With Matt

Reply 11 months ago

That is awesome! :) Yeah, they are super addicting! haha, a nice change from traditional donuts. You are welcome!