Apple Fritters Recipe


If desired you can dress these fritters up with a simple glaze: just whisk together 1 cup of confectioners' sugar with two tablespoons of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Recipe Facts

Active: 60 mins
Total: 60 mins
Serves: 20 fritters

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  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar

  • 2/3 cup whole milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled

  • 2 sour apples, diced

  • Vegetable or corn oil for frying

  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar.

  2. In a small bowl mix together milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter until egg is well beaten. Slowly add milk mixture while stirring constantly. Stir diced apples into the batter.

  3. Fill a Dutch oven or large cast iron skillet with 2 inches of oil. Heat oil over medium high heat until 360°F (182°C). Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Use chopsticks to turn the fritters and continue frying until both sides are a deep golden brown. Be careful not to crowd the fritters in the pan (no more than 3 to 4 fritters at a time). Remove fritters immediately from the pan using chopsticks or a heat resistant slotted spoon or spatula. Drain on drain on brown paper or paper towel lined baking racks to cool. Once cooled slightly sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze (if desired). Serve immediately.

Special equipment

Dutch oven or electric fryer, doughnut cutter, wooden chopsticks, heat resistant spatula, frying thermometer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
141 Calories
9g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 40mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)