Mom's Apple Fritters


These apple fritters are warm, crisp, and sweet, a perfect fall treat. My mom made these for us after school in the fall with the apples we'd pick and buy from a fruit farm.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Close up of a few apple fritters on a plate with one broken open.

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  • 1 quart vegetable oil for deep-frying

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup milk

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped

  • 1 cup cinnamon sugar


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or electric skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Pour in milk, eggs, and oil; stir until well blended.

    Overhead of flour mixture being whisked together in a bowl.

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  3. Mix in apples until evenly distributed.

  4. Working in small batches to prevent overcrowding, drop spoonfuls of batter into the deep fryer and fry in hot oil until golden all over, about 5 minutes.

  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer fritters to a paper towel-lined plate.

    Overhead of deep fried fritters being placed on a paper towel to dry.

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  6. Toss warm fritters with cinnamon sugar in a bowl until well coated.

    Overhead of fritters being covered in cinnamon sugar and placed on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 41mg 1%

* 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.

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