For the Fritters:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup milk
2 whole eggs
3 tablespoons smooth applesauce
2 large apples (Granny Smith or Honey Crisp), peeled, cored, and diced
Canola oil, for frying
For the Glossy Glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Steps to Crafting Your Nostalgic Fritters:

Preparation: Begin by setting cooling racks atop baking sheets lined with wax paper.

Batter Up: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Form a well in the center and pour in the milk, eggs, and applesauce. Gently mix, ensuring not to overdo it.

Apple Time: Incorporate the diced apples into the batter.

Fry & Sizzle: In a sturdy skillet (preferably cast iron) or Dutch oven, heat the oil (about 1 ½ – 2 inches deep) to 375°F. Carefully spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter into the hot oil, spreading slightly as you do. Fry each side until a rich golden hue appears, roughly 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the golden delights onto paper towels.

Glistening Glaze: Mix together the milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a sizable bowl. Immerse each fritter into the glaze, ensuring both sides are generously coated, then place them on the cooling racks to set.

Golden Tips:

For tender fritters, avoid over-mixing the batter.
When frying, give your fritters ample space. This ensures even cooking and stable oil temperature.
Maintaining the oil's temperature is key. A candy thermometer can be your best friend here.
After frying, let the fritters rest on paper towels to soak up any extra oil.
To keep your fritters fresher for longer, store them wrapped in paper towels inside a brown paper bag.
Now, with every bite, let these apple fritters whisk you away to those treasured memories. Enjoy!