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Apple Fritters are pretty dang wonderful. As a little girl any time I had an opportunity to choose a pastry, I always went with an apple fritter. Here’s the surprise: these are REALLY EASY!

And I promise you they may well be the best you’ve ever had!

It’s really simple …mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl…and all the wet in the other.

Peel, core and chop up the apples.

Now just mix it all together!

Heat a good 2 inches of oil until shimmering and hot (375 degrees).

**You can test to see if it’s hot enough by dropping a teaspoonful of batter into the oil. If it floats and the oil bubbles around it, it’s ready!

Use a large spoon to scoop up about 2/3-3/4 cup batter and gently push it into the oil. Use the top of the spoon to spread the dough a little.

Turn each fritter after about 2 minutes and continue cooking another couple of minutes.

Remove from the oil and cool on a rack.

Whisk the glaze together and dip each fritter to glaze on one side.

Return to rack to allow the glaze to dry.


Easy Apple Fritters

The best fritters ever! Tart apples wrapped in pastry dough, fried til crispy and glazed. Absolute heaven. @mostdeliciouslife.com
Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Servings 8


  • cups flour
  • cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • cup milk
  • cup applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and chopped **or 3 medium
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Canola or vegetable oil for frying


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp lemon juice


  • In a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • In separate bowl mix the milk, applesauce and butter.
    Whisk in eggs and vanilla.
    Set aside.
  • Peel, core and chop apples. Add in lemon juice and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture and egg mixture to the apples. Mix until dry ingredients are incorporated. Don't overmix.
  • Heat about 2 inches of oil in a heavy skillet to about 375°.
    **You can test the heat by adding a teaspoon of batter to oil. If the oil is ready the batter will float and the oil will bubble around the batter. I generally turn the heat to medium-high after it is heated.
  • Scoop about ⅔ cup of batter onto a large spoon and carefully push into oil. Use the spoon to flatten a little. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes per side.
    Drain on a rack over paper towels.
  • Whisk the glaze together and place in a flat dish.
    After fritters have cooled for about 10 minutes, dip one side into glaze and place back onto rack until the glaze dries.
Keyword apples, donut, fritter, glazed, pastry