Apple fritters

Apple fritters are something I stumbled upon when I was in my twenties already. Growing up in Mexico this is not something that is common, donuts are pretty common, but not apple fritters. I could not help falling in love with them after though.

Apple fritters are indulgent, and I like to eat them as a treat for myself and others on weekend breakfasts, I take the time and make them, and it feels great to do so.

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Apple fritters are commonly eaten with a sugar glaze, but I prefer them with just some confectioners sugar on top. You can of course also use cinnamon sugar too. These have to be made fried, I am sorry, but they do, they don´t taste the same otehrwise and are not crispy enough, and let me tell you, the crispness is everything when it comes to apple fritters.

As for the apples, I like using Granny smith apples, but you could use any type and they would work as well.

Apple fritters
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 14
  • 1 C all purpouse flour
  • 1/8 C brown sugar
  • 1/8 C granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 C milk
  • oil, for frying
  1. Peel the apples, and cut into about half inch pieces and place them in a small bowl, then toss in the lemon juice and set aside.

  2. In another bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, including the sugars and set aside.

  3. In a different bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla and milk.

  4. Pour the flour mixture into the eggs one, in three separate additions, by mixing in between using a rubber spatula.

  5. Mix in the apples, and once the apples are covered in batter, stir in the melted butter

  6. Pour about 3 cups of vegetable oil in a heavy pot. Place over medium high heat. The oil has to be heated to about 350°F. You can test if it is ready by dumping a tsp of batter into it, it has to turn gold pretty fast and sizzle. To make the fritters transfer the batter into the oil using a scoop or a spoon and cook until they turn golden brown.

  7. Then place the fritters on a plate with layers of paper towels.

Recipe Notes

The darker you fry the apple fritters the crispier they will be.

Author: Andrea Gámez

Interior designer, Photographer, Food blogger and lover, painting entusiast and a sucker for art. / MEXICO

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