BIG APPLE FRITTERS

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!

INGREDIENTS

APPLE FRITTERS:

2 eggs

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

GLAZE:

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.

NOTES:

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.