Apple Fritters are bites of fried dough filled with apples and cinnamon and dusted with powdered sugar.
Apple Fritters Recipe
It is a perfect Sunday afternoon fall day so I decided since there weren’t any apple orchards around to go to that I would make a basket of apple fritters. I am so glad I did, with a cup of cider these apple fritters were a perfect treat on a Sunday afternoon.
It only took about 30 minutes to mix up the apple fritters batter and a short time to fry them, you want to eat them while they are warm. Cinnamon sugar would be great on them also. I used my small cookie scoop to dip out the batter so they all were pretty uniform in size. Be sure to drain them on paper towels when they come out of the hot oil.
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups grated apple
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- oil for deep frying
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Grate apples and set aside.
- Add the egg and milk to a mixing bowl. Whisk together. Add the sugar, orange juice, zest, vanilla and orange peel. Mix together.
- Add the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until it comes together and add the apples. Stir until combined together.
- Heat oil to 350 degrees. Drop the dough into the hot oil with a small scoop or a tablespoon. Cook in the hot oil until golden brown. Mine took about 2 minutes. Break one open to test that it is not still doughy in the center. Put them on a paper towel to drain. Sprinkle with the powdered sugar.
Don’t want fried food but are looking for a donuts kind of treat?
How about some Gingerbread Donuts?
Don’t have a donuts pan? You can use a mini muffin pan or make these Gingerbread Muffins.