Rating: 4.5 stars
190 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 151
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

I didn't think I liked apple fritters, but turns out I just don't like chunks of almost raw apple, surrounded by a doughnut. Maybe I've just been going to the wrong shops, but I've never enjoyed the texture, and always wanted to try them with cooked apples.

Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
16 small apple fritters
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Glaze:

Directions

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  • Melt butter over medium-high heat and cook until it turns golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add apples and cook over medium-high heat until apples just begin to soften around the edges, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon sugar and continue cooking another 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain in a strainer; let cool to room temperature.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg together in a mixing bowl until well combined.

  • Whisk egg, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter together in a separate mixing bowl. Add cooled apple pieces and sparkling apple cider; add the flour mixture. Stir just until flour is incorporated.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spoon about 2 tablespoons batter per fritter, into hot oil, slightly flattening them out. Cook in batches. Fry on one side until small bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip fritters over and fry the other side until richly browned, about 2 more minutes.

  • Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain grease. Cool slightly before glazing.

  • Whisk powdered sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Add enough apple cider, 1 teaspoon at a time, to form a smooth glaze that is just runny enough to drizzle over fritters.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 39.6g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 30.9mg; sodium 243.4mg. Full Nutrition
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