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Apple Fritters

September 3, 2015 (Last Updated: August 26, 2019)

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Homemade Apple Fritters are a delicious poppable treat filled with apples.

Quick making apple fritters

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!

Fresh apples sitting on a white board.

With fall comes apples season.  I love apples….in just about any way, shape or form.  I 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.

A fritter being held in one hand.

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!

Fried dough sitting on a cooling rack.

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!

Powdered sugar sprinkling down on a basket of fried fritters.

If you love baking with apples, you might also want to check out Apple Pull Apart Bread, Apple Cake, Apple Cider Donuts and Apple Babka.

Quick making apple fritters

Don’t forget to PIN for later! A plateful of homemade fritters topped with powdered sugar.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

5 from 2 votes
Homemade Apple Fritters
Apple Fritters
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Fried sweet fritters with apple chunks.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dessert, apple fritter, fried apple fritter
Servings: 36 Fritters
Calories: 93 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups finely diced apples
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Oil for frying
  1. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix milk, eggs, butter. Add to dry ingredients, mix lightly.
  3. Fold in apples.
  4. Use a small scooper to scoop out rounds balls and drop into heated oil. Cook 4-5 fritters at a time.
  5. Fry in oil 350 degrees.

  6. Cook 3-5 minutes per side until fritters are golden brown. Test one to make certain the fritter is cooked through.

  7. Drain on a baking rack.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Recipe Notes

Makes approximately 36 fritters

These are best eaten while still warm.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Fritters
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 63IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    September 9, 2015 at 7:36 am

    5 stars
    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!) πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      September 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      You really do need to eat them right away…they are best fresh. Now about that sharing…

  • Reply
    Vanessa @ VanessaBaked
    September 9, 2015 at 5:46 am


    • Reply
      September 9, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Oh Yeah!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    September 8, 2015 at 8:19 am

    5 stars
    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!

    • Reply
      September 8, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      It’s hard to think about fall when it’s still hot outside!

  • Reply
    Emanuele @ guyslovecooking
    September 8, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I like fritters apple fritters, sound cute πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing

    • Reply
      September 8, 2015 at 7:34 pm


  • Reply
    September 8, 2015 at 6:36 am

    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 =)

    • Reply
      September 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      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!

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    David @ Spiced
    September 8, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Apple fritters are one of my all-time weaknesses! I need to give this non-yeasted version a shot. Non-yeasted = faster fritters = everyone wins! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      September 8, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Faster to make means quicker to eat!

  • Reply
    Manali @ CookWithManali
    September 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    yay for rain and yay for these fritters! they look delicious!

    • Reply
      September 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks, Manali!!!

  • Reply
    Danielle @ So Munch Love
    September 7, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Oh myyyyy… deep fried breaded apple goodness. These look delicious! I have heard of apple fritters and always kind of wondered what they were. Now I know! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      September 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Something about the deep frying just makes them extra delicious!

  • Reply
    September 7, 2015 at 7:41 am

    These look awesome – almost like popover fritters!!

    • Reply
      September 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      They were totally awesome!

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    September 7, 2015 at 4:30 am

    These apple fritters look so so delicious, Kathy. Can’t wait to give this awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    September 6, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Now you’ve got me hooked on buying a deep fryer. I’ve always been wary of buying one since I don’t like the idea of using so much oil, but maybe the oil can be re-used? Anyway, Apple Fritter, here I come!!

    • Reply
      September 7, 2015 at 6:18 am

      The oil can be reused! Once cooled, we strain it and put it back into its jug. We then label the bottle so it’s only used for frying.

  • Reply
    Cailee August
    September 4, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    WOW!! These look amazing! What a fun recipe! So lovely! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      September 4, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks, Cailee!

  • Reply
    Kalee @ The Crowded Table
    September 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Oh my, these look SO good! I have been wanting to try making apple fritters for awhile, and your pictures make them look absolutely mouthwatering. I have to try them!!! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      September 4, 2015 at 4:58 am

      Give them a try…you will love ’em!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    September 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Golly! I haven’t had an apple fritter in forever! These look so fantastic I want to pop them in my mouth! I’m glad you got some much needed rain! I’ll keep dancing!

    • Reply
      September 4, 2015 at 4:58 am

      Keep up the dancing!

  • Reply
    Lori from LL Farm
    September 3, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Fritter apple fritters, huh? These look delicious!

    • Reply
      September 4, 2015 at 4:59 am

      I know…I’m kind of funny sometimes! Thanks, Lori!

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