The hot and crispy apple fritters at the local donut shop are one of Mike’s favorite pastries. He’s been asking me to make some at home for quite a while so Emily and I gave it a shot last weekend. Everybody at my house likes recipe testing because they get to eat the results.
The apples are the real star in this dish.
For this recipe, I used Granny Smith apples and chopped them up very finely, even more finely than what’s shown in this picture.
Then the addition of apple juice and loads of cinnamon really makes this recipe WOW!
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The key to crispy fritters is having the correct oil temperature.
Use a cast iron skillet so that you can maintain the correct cooking temperature.
Shoot for 375 degrees or medium-high on your dial.
The apple fritters will fry up fairly quickly at this temp but they will turn out crispy and delicious.
The apple juice glaze is the perfect little addition to this recipe.
You can dip both sides of the fritters or just one.
I opted for dipping one side only and they were perfect.
These fritters were a huge hit with my family and I have a feeling they’ll be asking me to make these again very soon.
They were so easy that I’d be happy to oblige!
Try this recipe today and let me know if you love it, too.
For the Fritters
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp apple pie spice or nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup apple juice
- 2 eggs, separated
- 3 tart apples, finely chopped
For the Glaze
- powdered sugar
- apple juice
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, salt, cinnamon, apple pie spice, baking powder, and sugar. Add in egg yolks, buttermilk, and apple juice. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form then gently fold into fritter batter. Fold in finely diced apples.
- In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and apple juice into a thin icing consistency. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees or medium-high. Drop batter into hot oil using a large spoon or metal cookie scoop. Cook until golden brown then flip. Remove crispy fritter onto paper towel to drain.
- Let fritters cool slightly then dip into glaze. Dip one side or both!
Best served hot.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g