Easy Apple Fritters Recipe





Introduction: Easy Apple Fritters Recipe

The other day while making Krispy Kreme Donuts in the office, I found myself with a big pot of oil and some leftover ingredients.  That plus some apples left over from making cider inspired me to try my hand at apple fritters!  (Ok, so it was another coworker who came to me and said "make apple fritters."  What could I do?).  I never would have thought to make these if not for the gentle prompting, and I'm so glad I finally did.  These apple fritters are SO simple to make, and taste just amazing.  Plus, the bite-sized nature of them doesn't make you feel so bad for gobbling up a dozen!  It's almost like they don't count for being so small.  So gather up some ingredients (that you probably already have on hand!), and give these easy apple fritters a try.  It's the perfect treat for a chilly night!


1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup chopped apple

Mix together all of the dry ingredients.  Then stir in the milk and egg until just combined.  Stir in chopped apple.  Your dough is ready!

Heat about 1 1/2" of oil in a large pot to about 350F (180C).  Use two teaspoons to carefully drop in small blobs of the dough (one spoon to scoop the dough, the other to scrape it off into the oil).  More than a heaping teaspoon, and it won't cook all the way through before turning really, really dark brown on the outside.  

Cook about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels or a rack to drain and cool.  You can add a glaze to these if you like, but they're pretty good plan too!  

How easy was that?



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21 Discussions

Would this recipe be good for the normal sized fritters too, or would the batter need to be more of a dough?

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The problem I had with larger fritters is that they wouldn't cook evenly - too raw on the inside. Perhaps a lower temp for the oil would fix this? Not sure.

The problem is the temperature. Ideally, it should be at 170. get a thermometer or an electric skillet that has temperature control.

If the temp is too high, it will burn on the outside and be raw on the inside.
If the temp is too low, the dough wont puff out.

Also, using a better grade of oil will help. These oils have a high smoke temp, which means the food is less likely to burn while frying. Safflower oil has the highest, 450 degrees. And peanut oil, 440 degrees. Regular vegetable oil is 360.

It depends upon how hot your fire is. Thermometers are cheap.

I'm glad I found this recipe. Years ago, while working through college, I was a waitress. We used to make apple fritter sundaes that were so delicious and I'm looking forward to making them again. I wanted to share this simple recipe and if you have a sweet tooth like I do, I'm sure you'll like it as well. You need: apple fritters (your desired amount per sundae), vanilla ice cream, caramel topping, whipped cream and a cherry. Put ice cream in tall sundae glass or bowl, break apart warm apple fritters & put on top, pour on warmed caramel topping, then top with whipped cream and the cherry! Simple, but delicious!!!

I just tried this recipe and i must say.... AMAZING!! They actually look exactly like the pictures! The recipe was easily doubled and I'm glad i did...they were snapping them up so fast.... if i hadn't doubled it...I wouldn't have gotten any! Easy recipe to follow! Don't be afraid! This is my family's new favorite!!

Mmm! Looks greate.
I can almost taste it :)

These sound delicious, especially with a good glass of mulled cider or such.

I like the re-use of oil: I'm personally intimidated to try frying treats at home (even though I love a good fritter or churro), in case I end up with a lot of extra oil around. Thanks for the tip! :)

thank you so much for sharing! sounds so easy... I can't wait to make these tomorrow morning!! Thanks to you, our breakfast will be amazing. :) I love this site!!!!!

Hey! I did the same thing, after finding myself with a pan of shortening after making rosettes. (Love my rosette iron shapes!) We love apple fritters dipped in brown sugar syrup...two parts brown sugar, one part water, bring to a boil, remove from heat...add a little vanilla and a pinch of salt if desired. Apple fritters are a sweet breakfast staple, like pancakes or waffles, for our family.


MMMM.......... Egg nog in one hand, Apple fritters for the other....... gonna be a great holiday season~ :) :) :)

wait you made cider? will you post an instructable? how was it? what apples did you use? was it your own tree and you crushed and pressed yourself or you went to a orchard/cider mill? i really want to make my own cider but sadly im in the tropics.
p.s. a wonderful recipe scooch wish to try it out soon

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I bet a quick sprinkle of powdered sugar would go really well with these. They look delish!

I'm totally not addicted to apple fritters at all and don't wish I was gobbling down a plate of these, really.