Homemade Apple Fritters are a delicious treat filled with apples. Apple fritters are light and slightly sweet with bits of apples in the filling. These fritters get a sprinkling of powdered sugar just before serving.
The weather here has changed. Fall is here...at least for this week. The temperatures are much cooler. We had one solid day of desperately needed rain. While the fires around us are still burning they are starting to be contained. The rain cleared the air and we can breathe and see again!
The latest reports on the fires is most will be still burning until the snow falls, but shouldn't continue to spread. Thanks for all your rain dancing, positive thoughts and prayers...I think it helped!
With fall comes apples season. I love apples in just about any way, shape or form. These apple tarts are one way I love to use apples. I also made apple fritters! These aren't doughy apple fritters. These are fritter apple fritters. Okay, that's just about as clear as mud!
What is a fritter?
A fritter, is often a plain, cake-like morsel with added fruit, veggies, or even fish (I haven't tried a fish one yet.) The leavening is usually baking powder. Fritters can also be made with a yeast dough. I didn't have the patience for a yeast dough this time! These apple fritters are quick and delicious.
These fritters are bite sized and are loaded with apples. The only problem is, you can't eat just one! Just don't say I didn't warn you!
How to cook apple fritters
These fritters are deep fried. The key to keeping them from being too greasy is controlling the temperature of your grease. I used a fryer with a thermostat set to 355. You could also do this on the stove top. It will be a bit more difficult to keep a consistent temperature.
If your oil is too hot, the inside of the fritters won't have a chance to cook before the outside is browned. When the oil is too low, the fritters will become greasy. These fritters are best eaten while they are still warm. They do not store well....which really shouldn't be a problem because they will disappear quickly anyway!
If you love baking with apples, you might also want to check out Apple Pull Apart Bread, Apple Cake, Apple Cider Donuts, Apple Bread and Apple Babka.
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups finely diced apples
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- Oil for frying
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl.2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a separate bowl, mix milk, eggs, butter. Add to dry ingredients, mix lightly.¾ cup milk, 2 whole eggs, 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Fold in apples.2 cups finely diced apples
- Use a small scooper to scoop out rounds balls and drop into heated oil. Cook 4-5 fritters at a time.
- Fry in oil 350 degrees.
- Cook 3-5 minutes per side until fritters are golden brown. Test one to make certain the fritter is cooked through.
- Drain on a baking rack.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Anne Boyack says
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karrie @ Tasty Ever After says
So happy the rains came!!! These fried apple fritters are shouting my name. This is a very dangerous recipe, Kathy, because when I make them, I'm going to eat the whole batch in one sitting (and not share any!) 🙂
You really do need to eat them right away...they are best fresh. Now about that sharing...
Vanessa @ VanessaBaked says
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
It is still HOT here, but that will not stop me from consuming mass amounts of apples! Especially if they come in fritter form!! Apple fritters are EVERYTHING and your have my belly rumbling like crazy! These look absolutely spectacular!! Cheers and thanks for making me drool!
It's hard to think about fall when it's still hot outside!
Emanuele @ guyslovecooking says
I like fritters apple fritters, sound cute 🙂
Thanks for sharing
Keeping my fingers crossed you get the rain you need! These apple fritters look so much fun to make this fall, I have two apple trees that are doing pretty well. Need to make these for my daughters first day of school, which is today! The little kindergartner. Of course, she was thrilled to go, I'm the one crying =)
I hope the first day of school went well. It's always harder for the parents than the kids... Making these fritters will make the day go quickly!