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Easy Crispy Apple Fritters

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!

Chopped Apples

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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.

Frying Fritters

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.

Apple Fritters

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!

Apple Fritters on Plate

Try this recipe today and let me know if you love it, too.

Apple Fritters

Easy Crispy Apple Fritters

Apple juice and loads of cinnamon really kick this fritter recipe up a notch. And it’s much easier than you’d think. Try this on Saturday morning and impress your whole family.
4.50 from 12 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen fritters
Author: Jennifer


For the Fritters

For the Glaze


  • 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.


Serving: 1grams
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