Old Fashioned Apple Fritters

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Old Fashioned Apple Fritters are a fruity mouth watering dessert that is quick, easy and so delicious. They will become a true family favorite and will become a memory that you will cherish.
Prep: 12 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
White dish of apple fritters with apples in the background.

Old Fashioned Apple Fritters are a fruity mouth-watering dessert that is quick, easy and so delicious. They will become a true family favorite and have everyone begging for more.

White dish of apple fritters with apples in the background.

This Old Fashioned Apple Fritters will remind you of the delicious apple fritters that you can get at the state fair or that grandma would make for sunday supper. They are that good. Sometimes you will close your eyes and remember a special time or meal just by the scent. This is one of those special recipes. However, they are super easy and quick to make any time.

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What makes this recipe great? It is easy, it is quick, and most of all it is fabulous.

  • Quick Dessert: These fry up so quick. 6 minutes each!
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: They will beg you to make them again and again.
An apple fritter with a bite taken out in close up.

What You Need to Make Apple Fritters

Ingredients

  • flour
  • sugar
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • milk
  • eggs
  • applesauce
  • apples
  • canola oil
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • milk
Apples, spices sugar, flower and ingredients to make the apple fritters.

Equipment

  • Large Skillet
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • Knife

How to Make Old Fashioned Apple Fritters – Step by Step

Mixing the batter and preparing the pan to make the fritters.
  • Dry: First, in a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Wet:Second, make a well in the mixture and add milk, eggs and applesauce. Mix completely.
  • Peel: Next, peel and dice the apples and fold into the batter.
  • Cook Then, in a skillet with raised sides, heat oil to 375°. Drop 1/4 cup of batter in the oil. Let it fry on each side for 3 minutes.Remove and let rest on paper towels to help soak up excess oil.
An apple fritter frying and then resting after frying and finally being coated with apple sugar.
  • Cool: Place fritters on a baking rack to cool.
  • Glaze: In a mixing bowl whisk the glaze ingredients together.
  • Next Step Here:  Finally, set rack of fritters on a baking sheet to catch the excess glaze while pouring glaze over the fritters. Glaze the fritters 2-3 times.

Common Questions About Apple Fritters

IS AN APPLE FRITTER A TYPE OF DONUT?

Indeed,  their shape and size are similar to a donut and so is the batter.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT APPLE?

Of course, you want a firmer sweeter apple, for example:
> Granny Smith
>Gala
> Fuji

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Absolutely, adjust the recipe for the amount that you need.

MAKE OLD FASHIONED APPLE FRITTERS AHEAD OF TIME?

Fresh is best for texture and flavor. You can make the batter ahead of time and refrigerate and then add the apples before frying.

HOW LONG WILL THE APPLE FRITTERS LAST?

They will last up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container or 3 months in the freezer.

Platter of Apple Fritters cooling.

Expert Tips for Making Old Fashioned Apple Fritters

  • Do Not Overcrowd: Only do a few at a time. Give them room to expand.
  • Avoid Soggy Fritters: Make sure that the temperature remains constant so that the fritters do not absorb to much oil and get soggy.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to serve with cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Air Fry in a parchment lined basket at 400 degrees for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Sugar: No need to glaze, you can dust with confectioners sugar and cinnamon and they are great!

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White dish of apple fritters with apples in the background.

Old Fashioned Apple Fritters

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Old Fashioned Apple Fritters are a fruity mouth watering dessert that is quick, easy and so delicious. They will become a true family favorite and will become a memory that you will cherish.
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Servings: 12 pieces
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • Fritters:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 honeycrisp apples
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Make a well in the mixture and add milk, eggs and applesauce. Mix completely
  • Peel and dice the apples and fold into the batter.
  • In a skillet with raised sides, heat oil to 375°. Once oil is hot, drop 1/4 cup of batter in the oil. Let it fry on each side for 3 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let rest on paper towels to help soak up excess oil.
  • Place fritters on a baking rack to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk the glaze ingredients together.
  • Set rack of fritters on a baking sheet to catch the excess glaze while pouring glaze over the fritters. Glaze the fritters 2-3 times.

Expert Tips

  • Do Not Overcrowd: Only do a few at a time. Give them room to expand.
  • Avoid Soggy Fritters: Make sure that the temperature remains constant so that the fritters do not absorb to much oil and get soggy.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to serve with cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Air Fry in a parchment lined basket at 400 degrees for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Sugar: No need to glaze, you can dust with confectioners sugar and cinnamon and they are great!
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

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