Recipe: Apple fritters

Recipe: Apple fritters

Enjoy apple season with this delicious fritter recipe. Author: Joe Kim


Recipe: Apple fritters


Follow this recipe for deliciously sweet and gooey apple fritters.

The versatile apple makes its play this month, coming in ahead of the rest of the ubiquitous fall fruits by a mile. The reason is this delicious dessert that’s like a deep-fried pie plus cake plus icing all rolled into one. We can’t wait to dig in!


Apple fritters

  • 2 cups diced apple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups cubed day-old bread (crusts removed)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt




1 Combine the apples and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

2 Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apple mixture and sauté until softened. Stir in the sugar and heat until dissolved. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the liquid is reduced to a golden syrup; set aside to cool.

3 Heat three inches of vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until a candy or deep-fryer thermometer inserted into the oil registers 325°F.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk; stir in the bread cubes and cooled apples until combined. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until a doughy consistency is reached (the batter should be sticky and hold together in a clump when spooned).

5 Carefully drop 1/4 cup of the batter into the oil, four or five at a time, and fry to a dark golden brown, flipping once. Drain the fritters on pieces of paper towel.

6 To make the glaze, whisk together the icing sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl. Dip each fritter into the glaze and let sit on a cooling rack to set before serving.

Makes: 12


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Recipe: Apple fritters