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.
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.
Yummy! I replaced the white flour with Whole wheat pastry flour,Milk for skim milk,Splenda for the sugar & used egg beater's in place of the egg's.replaced applesauce(homade-no sugar with cinnamon) for the oil in the batter,Added 1 Tsp cinnamon to the batter.I grated 2 large honey crisp apple's (skins on) into the batter.Put the cinnamon/splenda mixture in a brown bag, placed the fritters in the bag & shook to coat.I also used my small cookie dough scoop to put them into the hot oil.Worked perfectly!They poofed out very well.A very nice size to handle for adult's & kid's.Very quick and super easy!Slightly crisp on the outside,moist,tender and fluffy on the inside.Great morning treat while we went on our Autumn walk!Great with Coffee!My kid's loved them.No leftover's,Alway a bonus! I will be making these again! I am thinking of trying pumpkin next time!YUM!!Thanks for a great recipe :)Read More
These weren't flat enough- they were more like dumplings. Next time I'll try piping the batter into the oil to try to get it flatter. The batter wasn't sweet enough for my taste. The end result was more like a puffy, savory, scone. Next time I'll add a lot more sugar to the batter and glaze them. The apple to batter ratio was too high. The apple pieces burnt in the oil. I'm going to double the batter next time.Read More
Yummy! I replaced the white flour with Whole wheat pastry flour,Milk for skim milk,Splenda for the sugar & used egg beater's in place of the egg's.replaced applesauce(homade-no sugar with cinnamon) for the oil in the batter,Added 1 Tsp cinnamon to the batter.I grated 2 large honey crisp apple's (skins on) into the batter.Put the cinnamon/splenda mixture in a brown bag, placed the fritters in the bag & shook to coat.I also used my small cookie dough scoop to put them into the hot oil.Worked perfectly!They poofed out very well.A very nice size to handle for adult's & kid's.Very quick and super easy!Slightly crisp on the outside,moist,tender and fluffy on the inside.Great morning treat while we went on our Autumn walk!Great with Coffee!My kid's loved them.No leftover's,Alway a bonus! I will be making these again! I am thinking of trying pumpkin next time!YUM!!Thanks for a great recipe :)
I used Braeburn apples and added cinnamon to the batter, and they were very tasty when tossed with cinnamon and sugar. I dusted half of the batch with powdered sugar, but I prefer them dusted with cinnamon and sugar. It's a good idea to drop small spoonfuls of the batter into the oil because the fritters will expand, and they will retain too much oil (and will be soggy) if they're too big.
Amazing with a little tweaking. I cut the apples in very, very tiny pieces. I doubled the batter, but not the apples. I doubled the sugar and added 2 tsp. of cinnamon. Drop by tablespoon or even teaspoon, depending on how large you want them. They puff up quite a bit. Do NOT make them too large or the center will still be raw. I also found that 375 was a bit too warm, I cooked them @ 350. They came out amazingly, way better than the fair! You actually get little pieces of apple in every bite! They were wicked easy to make! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. These will be a treat for my family for a long time.
This is a wonderful recipe. The batter turns out nice and poofy. I did realize soon that I needed to drop the temperature on my oil, but once through that firs test batch, I had no problems. I was lazy and used my Chop Wizard, leaving the skins on, but this is a really great way to wake up.
This was excellent! I doubled the batter with the same amount of apples. Added 1T of cinnamon to the base recipe. Then instead of sprinkling with cinnamon sugar, used a glaze of 2C confectioners sugar to 6 Tablespoons of milk. The kids & hubby were begging to add to our favorites file!
These weren't flat enough- they were more like dumplings. Next time I'll try piping the batter into the oil to try to get it flatter. The batter wasn't sweet enough for my taste. The end result was more like a puffy, savory, scone. Next time I'll add a lot more sugar to the batter and glaze them. The apple to batter ratio was too high. The apple pieces burnt in the oil. I'm going to double the batter next time.
Very Good. Used applesauce in place of the oil in the batter to cut the grease.
These are fabulous! I added cinnamon to the batter as suggested and made a simple glaze to top them with. They are best after sitting for awhile to crisp over!
Awesome! A little splash of vanilla extract and the batter taste like a dessert crepe. I had cut up the apples like fries...mmm apple fry fritters....yumm!
I used slightly less apple than called for, as this is what I had on hand and it was plenty. (used approx 2 1/2 cups, finely diced apple) Next time I would grate the apple, to avoid the 'chunky' look of the fritter. I added approx 1 t cinnamon to the batter and 1/4 t nutmeg. I agree that 350 is hot enough for the oil. They must get quite brown to be fully cooked. I had a few that were not fully cooked in center. This recipe makes a LOT of batter. After frying about 1/2 the batter, I had 18 fritters. I took the other 1/2 of the batter and made 6 quick muffins. Just put the extra batter into muffin papers and baked at 400 for about 22 minutes. Next time I'll make only a 1/2 recipe of the batter and maybe even cut back the apple portion to 2 cups.
These were great! I switched sour cream for the milk whitch made them fluffy and moist.
Awesome recipe!!! Instead of the 2/3 cup of milk, try 1/3 milk and 1/3 apple cider with a dash of cinnamon... Makes them AMAZING!!!
These are so delicious. I did double the sugar and add a tsp of cinnamon, though. For those who say that they pop up in the oil too much, and come out too thick, use 2 spoons as you are dropping them in and spread the dough out with the spoons. Works great - especially if you are using a pan to fry instead of a deep fryer.
this was plain but good with the powdered sugar. However, if you top it with vanilla ice cream(or cool whip) and chocolate syrup drizzled on top, it tastes just like the sundae waffles from six flags great america. yummy. I will make this again as a sundae.
Yummy! I always stay away from recipes that require deep frying. I made an exception in this case and I'm glad. We enjoyed these little guys. I followed the recipe as written, cutting the apples into very small pieces. I do not have a deep fryer and I don't have a thermometer to gauge oil temperature, so I winged it. I used a high-sided frying pan, threw the oil in and dropped the batter when I thought the oil looked hot enough. Pure guess on my part. The first batch cooked too quickly (outside crisp, inside uncooked.) So I just lowered the heat on my stove top and took it from there. That worked and all other batches cooked through. I'm giving this info because I suspect there are others like me who don't deep fry. This is very doable and worth the effort. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
The thing to remember with apple fritters is that you're not making a "dough" but rather a batter, like pancake batter. The perfect apple fritter should be fairly flat and crispy on the outside but light and fluffy on the inside. This recipe is a great start but you need to fiddle around with the amount of liquid in it to get the consistency you prefer.
This is a basic fritter batter which I have used for decades for making all kinds of fritters. For most fruit fritters I add cinnamon to the batter to amp up the flavor. The outcome taste wise when it comes to apple fritters depends a lot on what variety of apple you use. This batter, minus the cinnamon, makes great corn fritters which are wonderful when eaten hot with maple syrup. Also the flavor of cinnamon sugar will vary depending on the ratio of cinnamon to sugar. My rule of thumb is 1 part cinnamon to 4 parts granulated sugar. Cinnamon may also be added to powdered sugar for dusting.
doubled the sugar (because I used some tart apples), but other than that I couldn't think of any way to improve these. Horribly delish
i made this twice, once without changing anything and then ... the second time i added a LOT of cinnamon, no oil, 2 large apples skin on instead of 3 cups of apples. i used half milk/half apple cider instead of just milk. i made a simple glaze with apple cider and powder sugar... HOLY MOLEY!! YUMMM!!
This was great:) But i had to adjust a few things... The batter was too dry so i added applesauce & vanilla to fix that and boost the flavor the apples were a little undercooked so next time ill cook them a bit before adding to the batter But i definitely will make them again :)
This is the best apple fritters ever!!! I used 1/4 cup of sugar because I like my stuff sweet. I also used one apple, instead of two. These fritters came out with a light crisp on the outside and soft in the inside. This is a new family favorite.....
Love them! I added 3 large apples since I misread the recipe and they still turned out great. Thanks!
Excellent recipe! My kids ate it up which shows its a winner! I used 3 regular sized apples and used applesauce instead of oil in the mix. I also shook a bunch of cinnamon into the dough. I made a sugar glaze out of powdered sugar, milk and lemon extract. The only problem I had was getting the temperature just right so they wouldn't burn.
A+++ Perfect recipe. Thank you ABBY9. I followed the recipe exactly as written and these were excellent. Great for a fall night snack after some hide and seek in the dark with our 7 children.
i just made this recipe and used the glaze recipe from glazed yeast doughnuts. they were very tasty just a lot heaver or denser than what i was expecting but still very tasty!!
They were ok, but not much flavor. I would suggest adding either some apple pie spice or nutmeg to the batter. Kids liked them. Very easy to make and quick.
I added some ground cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter. Dropped by heaping teaspoons, the fritters cooked for about 2 1/2 minutes on each side. Perfect. I had some leftover, so to reheat, I nuked them for a few seconds then placed them on a rack in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes to crisp them up a bit. Although they were not nearly as good as the freshly-fried fritters, they were quite respectable. This recipe is a keeper for sure.
Didn't have apples so I used oranges, ran out of flour so I used cornstarch instead- no cinnamon so I used chili powder- I don't know why they didn't taste anything like the recipe??
Just made this for husband and me. He liked them so much I was lucky to get any. I added 2 tsp of cinnamon to the batter and rolled them in cinnamon sugar once they cooled just a little. They were delicious! Thank you so much for such a great recipe. I will be making them again.
So tasty! What an easy recipe to satisfy a fried sweet treat craving. As is with every time I try a new recipe I followed the first time as is and they were fabulous. The second time as an experiment I added about a teaspoon of anise to the batter which turned into a lovely variation.
Obviously, I must have done something wrong with this recipe. I did everything as stated, but they came out really soft and not very tasty!
These were absolutely delicious! My husband and I devoured these. They are easy to make and taste great. The only changes I made were to add cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter, but otherwise I followed the directions. I can't wait to make these again!
just finished making and eating these little gems. Delicious. Seriously. The ONLY thing I did differently was add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the batter. We also used a powdered sugar/milk glaze instead of the cinnamon sugar mix. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!
awesome fall snack........perfect flavor only addition was cinnimon in the batter about 1tsp
These were really good! I read all the reviews so added 2 tbs white sugar to the batter instead of just one, 2 tsp cinnamon and a couple pinches of nutmeg. I always use almond milk because we don't drink regular milk. I turned the deep fryer on 350 which worked out really good. I also made these bite sized since everyone said they puffed up so much. I rolled some in cinnamon sugar, some in powdered sugar and some I topped with a powdered sugar mixed with water glaze. Most liked the cinnamon sugar the best.
Really easy, not too sweet. Dusted half of recipe with cinnamon sugar and the other half with powdered sugar. YUMMY!
Used 1 apple and cut it up into small pieces, halved the rest of the ingredients. Cooked in my deep fryer. Fast, easy and delish! I don't like overly sweet things. This is great, puffed up nicely ( so drop small gobs into the oil!)
This recipe was amazing ! I Use a cast iron skillet and a candy thermometer to keep the oil in range because I didn't have an electric skillet and that worked just fine! My family loves this!!!
They vanished as fast as I fried them the whole dish was empty. Nice rainy day treat.
Loved 'em! Used dehydrated apple slices that I soaked in cold water for about 5 minutes, then chopped up. You couldn't even tell. I also added 1 tsp. of cinnamon per others' suggestion. I used a tablespoon to drop the dough in the oil. They took about 1 1/2 minutes per side to cook. Perfect size. Be sure to roll them in the sugar mixture while hot or the sugar won't stick. My kids are already asking for more.
these turned out great! added about 1/4 more flour, an extra Tbsp of sugar, a tsp of cinnamon, and before rolling in cinnamon sugar, I drizzled confectioner's sugar glaze over them while still hot. Boyfriend can't stop eating them!
Super easy. Worked great. Wonderful reviews from the neighbors. We even deep fried some oreos with the leftover batter.
AMAZING! I have been looking for a fritter that is like the ones I find at the fair and this is it! Everyone loved them! I will definitely be making these again and again this fall!
This is the best apple fritter ever!!! My family loved it. They want it all the time for a fall fav....keep up the great work!!! Rox
These apple fritters are little plumps of heaven in your mouth!! I add cinnamon to the mix and coat with cinnamon sugar combo. Yummy
perfect..Apple fritters can be made 2 ways, Like these, which, to me are a true Apple fritter, or a flatter version with apple rings..This is the way apple fritters should be fluffy and round, delicious rolled in the Cinnamon Sugar afterward...
I made these, they were great, I do recommend adding the apples to the flour mixture prior to adding wet ingredients, it seems to hold up better. But thanks!!!!!!
Simply delicious!!! I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect. My family devoured them before they even had a chance to cool. I will definately double the recipe next time.
The only thing I did differently with this recipe is add some cinnamon to the batter. My hubby and 7 year old loved these but I was disappointed. They weren't sweet enough for my taste.
My Husband has been wanting apple fritters for months but we weren't able to find them at any donut places so I was very excitted when I found this recipe. Followed the recipe exactly and they came out great.
I tried this recipe on the people I work with for a up and coming happy hour I do monthy, and they liked it so much I ended up doing a second batch. This is a great fall dessert.
I loved this recipe it was easy to make and the kids just eat them right up!
Good recipe but I changed it up some, I adjusted my serving size to 12 and than Use self rising flour instead, add tbsp of sugar instead of the tsp that was suggested, and a tbsp of apple sauce add a dash of cinnamin and substitute oil in batter for butter. They came out so crisp and fluffy on the inside and was mouth watering. Remeber chop your apples up small. Enjoy
my family loved these! Easy to make and oh my sooooo good! I think these will make a great saturday morning breakfast treat.
I converted this to make it vegan. I added vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Swapped out apple sauce for egg, soy milk for milk, and doubled the baking powder. They turned out delicious and next time I'm going to dice the apple smaller and make mimi fritters!!!
Delicious. Followed the directions exactly and they turned out so tasty. It made A LOT!
Awesome, we LOVED these. I will use this recipe again. I did add cinnamon to the mixture. We shifted powered sugar and cinnamon on them.
it was so good!! I am keeping this recipe for breakfast item and dessert
These were pretty good.
Extremely bland. I added more sugar to the batter and some cinnamon but they were still bland. Kind of like eating a piece of fried bread with an apple here and there.
These are awesome. Very easy to make. Taste wonderful.I made a glaze to put on them.Really really good.
These came out perfectly for me, crispy on the outside and fluffy and moist on the inside. The only things I changed were to toss my apples in a bit of lemon juice and I added about 1/4t of cinnamon to the batter. I dropped in about a tablespoon of batter per fritter. My apples had a slight bite to them when they were cooked, which I like but if you don't make sure to dice the apples really finely. They are loaded with apple to the point that every bite has some in it, so if you don't like that much then maybe don't make an apple fritter just do plain doughnut style fritters.
My son loves these, they are good. They weren't what I was looking for because they didn't taste like actual apple fritters to me.
Decent - good flavor, but soggy.
These were OK, but not what I remember as a kids. Although my kids and husband did like them. I would add some nutmeg or cinnamon to the batter the next time.
i made these and they are sooooooo good, i didn't change anything ..perfect just as they are...thanks for the recipe...
I just finished frying up some of these yummy fritters. They passed the hubby test. I like that there is not much sugar in the recipe, hopefully a friend with diabetes can have 1 or 2. I kept a few out without cinnamon and sugar just for him. I doubled the recipe so there would be plenty for my small group from church. I did add the extra cinnamon to the batter but other then that I followed it to the "T". I used Honey Crisp apples. I will definitely be making these again and again and............
easy to make and tasty too ~ you can't go wrong with this recipe. I did add apple pie spice to the batter and sprinkled powdered sugar on the tops instead of the cinnamon sugar. fun way to use up part of a box of apples gifted to us. thank you!
Loved this recipe, added nutmeg ,cinnamon and vanilla, substituted apple sauce for the oil, combination of chopped and grated apple, had the oil at 350, everyone loved it :)
Delicious! first attempt at making apple fritters & my daughter & I can't stop eating them
I just got done making these for breakfast, I grated the apples instead of cutting them in pieces, added a little more sugar, and used a small cookie scoop, I also turned the temp down as 375 was to high, so cooked them at 350 they turned out wonderful, and I used the cinnamon and sugar as a topping, my family really enjoyed these, and these are so easy to make, and tasted much better than store brought, thank you for the receipe.
My family's favorite. I coat them at the end with powdered sugar!
They turned out great! Reminded me of the ones my grandma used to make. Cut the apples up into small pieces. They did get quite dark before they were cooked through - but did not turn out greasy. Maybe made them a little too large. Next time will add a little vanilla and cinnamon to the batter, but were really good made as stated.
My family is leery of anything fried, but these fritters convinced them that frying is sometime a good thing. (Said the Southern guy who grew up on fried chicken.)
They turned out very rubbery in texture.
These are good, though the batter is a little plain. Used pears instead of apples. Thanks!
Excellent - airy and not greasy. Halved the recipe just to make as an evening snack and it worked perfectly. Only needed one pink lady apple and it was just "applely" enough. Wouldn't change a thing (and that's a rarity - I love to tweak recipes!)
great recipe. I added cinnamon to the dough. and instead of powder sugar I made an icing sugar and rolled them in it.. yumm, yumm
this recipe is always a big hit in my house. Used Granny Smith apples and put a little cinnamon in the batter turns out great!
These were really good. I added 1t. of vanilla and 3T. of sugar. If you want them a little more lighter and airier let the batter sit for 30 minutes. They will be light and not so dense. I also used a cookie scoop instead of spoon, just makes them more uniform puffy balls.
Followed it to the letter. AMAZING!!!!
My 6 kids ages 4-12 made this themselves, instructions were easy to follow. I did do the deep frying. It turned out amazing. We did add cinnamon to the batter, they disappeared faster than I could cook them n
very good and very full of apple
These were real yummy but I missed the yeast dough taste. When I worked at a bakery years ago we used to use the same dough as our French bread. We would simple use apple pie filling and cut it into the dough until mixed in well and deep fry and then glaze them. I make these quite a bit by cheating and buying a frozen French bread loaf from the bakery department and a can or two of apple pie filling (trust me, most grocery store bakeries use frozen product.) Makes a lot for a crowd, and very easy and inexpensive!
Turned out really good!
These are okay
Awesome!!!! Better then any at the State Fair!!
Try fritters for breakfast and dip them in warmed syrup.
making these now, these are great! yum!
SO GOOD! I added a little brown sugar and cinnamon to the batter....and tossed with the cinnamon sugar mix when done...Really tasty.
I feel as if I can actually review the recipe, not having changed a thing. Today is one of those final hoorahs of cool weather. We stayed in and watched TV while enjoying these wonderful little fritters with a cup of mulled cider. WONDERFUL! I didn't think the recipe needed any fussing with at all!
We loved it. It was SO YUMMY!! :)
Very good batter. I improved it a bit by replacing half of the milk with my homemade yogurt, added some vanilla and rum. Next time around I'll cut the apples a bit smaller and reduce the amount to only two cups. Also I've found that for me, rolling the fritters in sugar didn't work too good, so I either use a mix of sugar powder with cinnamon to sprinkle or us some chocolate syrup on top. More-so; I can definitely see it made with bananas as well.
Just like my Grandmother used to make for us. Instead of cinnamon sugar, we ate these with maple syrup poured over them. Brought back wonderful memories.
I followed the recipe exactly as written. This was a quick and easy recipe for breakfast or brunch. These cooked up perfectly with a light, soft inside and a nice crunch on the outside. I cooked them in my cool daddy, as I have had good luck with when frying donuts in it. Will definitely make these again.
They were mushy & doughy
They were okay at first, but weren't that flavorful and not sweet enough to be an actual fritter. This was a lot of work for not that great of a reward. They didn't keep well either and ended up turning soggy and stale after one night. A big waste of time, energy, and money.
These were wonderful!! I don't care much for cinnnamon, so I made a glaze with powdered sugar and caramel espresso syrup. It was great.