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apple fritters

Dad’s Apple Fritters

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  • Author: Elyse Villa
  • Yield: 14 fritters 1x


Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, these easy apple fritters are bursting with fall flavors and fast to throw together.



For the fritters:

  • 1 3/4C cake flour
  • 1/4C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2t baking powder
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1/2t kosher salt
  • 1t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2t ground ginger
  • 1/4C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2C buttermilk
  • 2T unsalted butter, melted
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into small pieces
  • Canola oil for frying

For the glaze:

  • 2C powdered sugar
  • 1/4C whole milk


In a large bowl, whisk together cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the applesauce, buttermilk, vanilla extract, melted butter, and eggs. Whisk to combine.

Carefully fold in the apple pieces.

Heat about 2 inches of canola oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven to 360-375F.

Using a heaping 3T cookie scoop, carefully drop batter into the oil and fry for about 1:30 – 2 minutes on each side, or until both sides are a deep golden brown.

Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the fritters and place them on a paper towel covered wire rack.

Make the glaze: In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk.

When cool enough to handle (but still warm) dunk the fritters into the glaze and place them on a wire rack to harden slightly before digging in. Enjoy warm.