Ham and Apple Fritters

These are actually an invention of my mother's. Inspired by fall season ingredients, a perfect sweet and savory snack for a football Sunday.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
16 servings


  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple

  • 1 medium Macintosh apple

  • 2 cups pancake mix

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 cup diced cooked ham

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, or as needed


  1. Peel and core both apples, then grate into a bowl. Add pancake mix, water, ham, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg; mix until fully combined.

  2. Heat 3 inches oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Working in batches, drop teaspoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and dry until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Try not to overcrowd the pan or let the fritters touch each other. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat to fry remaining fritters.

  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

143 Calories
7g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love