Big Apple Fritters


Are you yearning for something sweet and utterly delightful? Look no further than this extraordinary recipe for apple fritters!


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/3 cup milk

2 eggs

3 tablespoons applesauce

2 large Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples, peeled, cored, and diced

Canola oil for frying

For the Glaze:

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Prepare a baking sheet with cooling racks lined with wax paper. Set it aside for later use.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the 1/3 cup of milk, eggs, and applesauce.

Stir the mixture just until combined.

Gently fold in the diced apples.

Heat approximately 1 1/2 - 2 inches of canola oil in a heavy cast iron skillet, Dutch oven, or deep fryer to 375°F (190°C).

Drop about 1/4 cup of batter per fritter into the hot oil, spreading it out slightly as you drop it.

Cook each side until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes per side.

Remove the fritters from the oil and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.

To make the glaze, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, and vanilla in a large bowl.

Dunk each fritter into the glaze, ensuring both sides are coated, then place them on the prepared wire racks to air dry and let the glaze drip.


Avoid over-mixing the batter to prevent tough fritters.

To ensure even cooking and easier maintenance of the oil temperature, avoid overcrowding the pan when frying.

Using a candy thermometer to monitor the oil temperature is crucial.

A Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet is recommended for better heat retention.

Aim to maintain a constant temperature of 375°F (190°C). Adjust the heat slightly when adding or removing the fritters to compensate for temperature changes.

After frying, drain the fritters on paper towels to remove excess oil.

For prolonged freshness, store the cooled fritters loosely wrapped in paper towels inside a brown paper bag.