This is the best homemade apple fritter recipe! They are glazed perfectly, delicious, and super easy to whip up. Nothing beats freshly made warm apple fritters!
1/4 c. sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tbsp applesauce
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. milk
2 large Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples, peeled, cored, and diced
Canola oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 c. confectioners’ sugar
HOW TO MAKE BIG APPLE FRITTERS
Step 1: On baking sheets covered in wax paper, place a cooling rack and set aside.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, place the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well until combined. In the center, make a well and add 1/3 c. milk, eggs, and applesauce. Stir well until just mixed. Lastly, fold in the apples.
Step 3: In a heavy cast-iron skillet, heat 1 ½ – 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees F. You can also a Dutch oven or deep fryer. Once the oil is hot, drop about 1/4 c. batter per fritter, making sure to spread them out. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Step 3: Transfer the fritters to paper towels to drain.
Step 4: To make the glaze, place 1/4 cup milk, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix well until combined.
Step 5: In the glaze, dunk each fritter, turning the fritters over to coat both sides. To wire racks, place the coated fritters to air dry and drip.
DO NOT over-mix the better as it’ll make the fritters tough.
To evenly cook the fritters, make sure not to overcrowd the pan.
To maintain the correct temperature of the oil, use a candy thermometer.
Using a cast-iron or Dutch oven helps the oil hold the temperature.
Loosely wrap the cooled fritters in paper towels and keep them in a brown paper bag.