These Apple Fritters are so delicious and easy to make! Juicy, tart apples in sweet fried pastry, drizzled with a luscious glaze are the perfect fall treat!
A warm cup of coffee and Apple Fritters make a pretty perfect combination a crisp fall day – or any day! This Apple Fritter recipe is so simple and makes a delicious, comforting dessert. They taste like they would be complicated to make, but they are incredibly easy! And they just remind me so much of fall!
It only takes a few minutes to have the batter made and ready to be cooked and only a few more minutes to have a batch of piping hot apple fritters ready for their glaze. They immediately make your house smell amazing and the flavor and texture are just scrumptious!
As I was peeling my Granny Smith apples to make these, I told my son Sam how I enjoyed watching my Great Granddaddy Joe peel apples when I was a little girl. He and my Great Grandmother Annie, who we called PaPa (pronounced Pah-Pah), would have just picked the apples he was about to peel. With his pocket knife in hand, he’d begin to peel. He’d always ask if we thought he could peel the apple in one long ring. It was always a treat to watch him in anticipation, knowing he’d never missed this trick in all the other times we’d watched him. The perfect, bouncy ring of apple peeling always seemed magical to my young eyes.
As I finished telling Sam my story, I passed him the nearly complete ring I’d peeled from our Granny Smith apples. I laughed and told him, “I should have watched Granddaddy Joe one more time to make sure I could do it every time, shouldn’t I?”
How to Make Apple Fritters
Start by lining a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels for draining the freshly cooked fritters. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and apple pie spice in medium bowl. Add diced apples and toss in the flour mixture. Whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla in a 2 cup measuring cup. Then stir carefully into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula just until combined.
Pour oil into a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat and heat to 350 degrees. Using two tablespoons, scoop 5 or 6 scoops of batter into the heated oil. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from Dutch oven with a slotted spoon and place on lined baking sheet to drain.
To Make the Glaze:
Whisk together confectioner’s sugar, milk and apple cider until smooth. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of glaze over each apple fritter and allow to rest about 8 to 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Here’s our Apple Fritters recipe. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine always does!
Apple Fritters Recipe
For the glaze:
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels in preparation for draining fritters once they are cooked.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and apple pie spice in a medium bowl. Add diced apples and toss in the flour mixture. Whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla in a 2-cup measuring cup. Stir carefully into flour mixture with a rubber spatula, just until well-combined.
- Pour oil into deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat and bring to 350º F. Using two tablespoons, place 5 to 6 scoops at a time into heated oil. Cook apple fritters about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove from the Dutch oven with a slotted spoon and place onto prepared pan for draining.
For the glaze:
- Whisk together confectioner's sugar, milk, and apple cider until smooth. Spoon 1 teaspoon of glaze over each apple fritter and allow to rest about 8 to 10 minutes before serving.
Originally published October 2011.