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Apple Fritters Recipe

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple-fritters-recipe, southern-style-apple-fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 fritters (may vary)
Calories 418kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • 4 tablespoon salted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½-2 cups chopped and peeled Granny Smith apples (about 3 medium)
  • 4-6 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • Glaze:
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • To make batter: In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, butter, vanilla and eggs until fully combined.
  • Add wet to dry ingredients. Mixing by hand until fully moistened. Fold in apples. Set aside.
  • To fry fritters: In a deep pot heat oil to 350-360°F. Drop fritter batter into the oil about ¼ cup at a time. Fry for 1-2 minutes per side or until golden and cooked through, turning as needed for even browning. Have nearby a pan lined with paper towels. Remove cooked fritters with a slotted spoon to pan. Try to maintain oil temperature throughout.
  • To make glaze: In a medium size bowl, heat butter with milk in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir then repeat until butter has melted. Remove from microwave add vanilla and powdered sugar stirring until smooth. Dip fritters in glaze, moving to a cooling rack to dry. (May thin glaze further with 1 tablespoon warm milk at a time, if needed. Likewise, you can make glaze thicker by adding more powdered sugar)
  • Once all fritters are dipped, drizzle tops with any leftover glaze. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Store leftovers in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg