Harvest Apple Fritters

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Introduction: Harvest Apple Fritters

About: My husband calls me a Maker. My colleagues and students call me a great Creator from the kitchen. My family calls me Handy. My friends call me a great Innovator using upcyled materials. I call myself Lesa, I e…

I made homemade French fries the other night in our deep fryer and my husband commented that it would be nice to have homemade doughnuts.

We harvested our apples two weeks ago and although I made several pies we still have lots of little apples left over. Theses are hard to work with due to their size. They are smaller than my fist and by the time you peel and core them, there is little apple left. But these are tasty little apples so I thought making apple fritters would be a great idea.

I saw a great recipe here on the Instructable website: Scoochmaroo's Easy Apple Fritter's Recipe (with Pictures).

For this recipe I change a couple factors from the original. I have added Nutmeg and Almond flour. I increased the milk, eggs and apples. I also used Harvest apples from my garden and which I cored and left unpeeled.

Supplies:

1 cup of Flour
1/2 cup of Almond Flour
1/4 cup of White Sugar
1 tsp of Cinnamon
1/2 tsp of Nutmeg
1/2 tsp of Kosher Salt
1 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
2 cups of Harvest Apples - cored and unpeeled
2 Eggs
2/3 cup of Milk

For the topping:
White Sugar
Cinnamon

Vegetable Oil

Step 1: Dry Ingredients

1. Add the dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl.

2. Mix together using a large wooden spoon or spatula.

Step 2: Wet Ingredients

1. Add the two eggs into a medium sized bowl.

2. Using a wet measuring cup, pour out 2/3 of milk.

3. Pour milk into the bowl.

4. Using a fork, whisk the eggs and milk together.

Step 3: Dry and Wet Ingredients = Batter

1. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

2. Using either a large wooden spoon or a spatula, stir the ingredients together until it becomes a thick batter.

3. Add 2 cups of Harvest Apples to the batter, mix well.

Step 4: Time to Heat Up the Oil!

1. I heated the deep fryer to 375* according to the instructions on the front of the machine. Your machine maybe different? Follow your machines instructions unless there are none, then follow mine.

2. I used nearly 3 cups of vegetable oil.

3. If you do not have a fryer you can cook these on the stove.

4. You will need a large heavy stock pot.

5. You will need to pour nearly 3 cups of vegetable oil into the pot.

6. You will need to use a Candy thermometer to measure the temperature.

7. Once the temperature rises to 375* you can begin cooking.

* When using the deep fryer I like to cook outside to prevent the house smelling like a deep fryer.

Step 5: Batter Becomes Fritters.

1. To make the Apple Fritters, I used a large cookie scoop (1 1/2 TBSP), to ensure they were all the same size.

2. This is important when cooking so they cook for the same duration.

3. Be careful when dropping your fritters into the hot oil so you do not get splash back.

4. It is also very important not to over crowed the fritters while they cook.

5. My fritters took five minutes to cook and I flipped the over at the half way point.

6. Once your fritters are cooked, remove them from the oil and allow to drain on paper towel (kitchen roll).

Step 6: Time to Sweeten the Deal.

1. You may choose to skip this step however my husband said with the cinnamon sugar, it highlighted the cinnamon in the batter.

2. I did not measure the sugar or cinnamon for this step, I just did it by eye.

3. I placed two fritters at a time and shoock the bowl back and forth until the fritters were coated.

4. Place the warm fritters on a plate. Allow to rest.

Step 7: Harvest Apple Cinnamon Sugar Holes

Now that you have finished dusting the fritters with the delicious cinnamon sugar mixture and they are still warm; it is time to call your friends and family over for a visit. They will love sharing these warm little bites of joy with you.

Although I planned on keeping these until breakfast, they never made it until then.

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    19 Discussions

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    Lou1238
    Lou1238

    8 days ago

    Just wondering, 1/2 of what of Kosher salt? Tablespoon, teaspoon?

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    dollywild
    dollywild

    Reply 22 hours ago

    Likely a teaspoon

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    Reply 7 days ago

    Thanks for your comment. Sorry I missed it. It is 1/2 tsp of Kosher salt.

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    dollywild
    dollywild

    22 hours ago on Step 3

    You can just grate the apples on a large hole grater, since you are not peeling them. Leave the core un grated.

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    bryans workshop
    bryans workshop

    4 days ago

    These look great! I can't wait to make them.

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    spark master
    spark master

    7 days ago

    Add some oat flour, maybe half cup, (I make mine with old fashion oats in a blender/smoothie maker), increase the Bak.powdr to 1 tablespoon and then add 2 tblspns oil, and make muffins. And do add the cinn sugar topping and maybe chop nuts if no allergies.

    But I must admit they are very amazing fried. But they can do harm to some of us.


    Nice recipe, try pears even cherries or a mix of them. Going down stairs to make apple butter we just came back from picking.

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    magicrichard
    magicrichard

    12 days ago

    How fine did you chop the apples? I can't tell from the pic where they are already mixed in. Also, have you ever tried grating them? Certainly different texturally.

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    snowf7
    snowf7

    Reply 9 days ago

    Grated apples would make a great addition to pancakes. Without your suggestion, I would never have thought of it myself. I can't wait to go shopping now.

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    Reply 10 days ago

    Thanks for your comment. I realized that I left out one whole step showing you how to cut the small apples in half. Then half again. Then dice them into about 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces.

    I think if you grate them it would change the texture of the fritter to more of a cake ball and I wanted chunky pieces of apple in my fritters.

    I will contact someone regarding adding that step. I am unable to unedit at the moment as I am entered in the Remix contest.

    Thanks

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    rof
    rof

    12 days ago

    What does the term "Harvest Apple" mean ? It doesn't come up as meaning anything on Google as a type of apple.

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    Reply 11 days ago

    Thanks for the comment. I grew the apples myself on my apple tree in my back yard. I do not know the type they are so we just call them Harvest apples.

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    Colleenkb
    Colleenkb

    12 days ago

    They look Fantastic.
    Roughly; about how many would a single batch make?
    Thank You

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    Reply 11 days ago

    Thanks for the comments. When using the 1 1/2 TBSP cookie scoop, it made about 20 Fritter Balls.

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    Oldbear
    Oldbear

    12 days ago

    These are on our list now for the same apple supply reason. They look a lot like our oliebollen (Dutch dounuts "Oil Balls) or Portzelky (New Years cookies) - with a lighter dough.

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    Reply 11 days ago

    That is cool to know. Thanks for the info. I like using Almond flour, I find it makes the pastry lighter.

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    Yum_Seema
    Yum_Seema

    12 days ago

    Ah they look superb & the recipe sounds delish! I'll definitely give this one a try

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    Reply 11 days ago

    Awesome. Let me know how they turn out.

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    seamster
    seamster

    15 days ago

    These look delicious! We've been making stuff out of homegrown apples for the last couple of weeks as well, might have to give this one a go. Thanks!

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    Reply 14 days ago

    Let me know if you try them.
    thanks for the comment.