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Apple Fritters

These homemade apple fritters are golden brown and perfectly spiced, with a crispy exterior and soft, tender inside. Serve them warm for an irresistible fall treat!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dessert, apple fritters
Servings: 8
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Granny Smith apples diced (about 1½ -2 cups)
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar for dusting optional

Glaze (optional)

  • cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • pinch of salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir with a whisk to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, add the vanilla, milk, applesauce, and eggs and stir with a whisk to combine. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet to form the batter. Fold in the diced apples.
  • Heat a few inches of oil in a Dutch oven until hot (350F-370F) over medium-high heat. Test using a thermometer or drop a small amount of batter into the oil. If it bubbles and floats immediately, it's ready. If it burns quickly, the oil is too hot. Reduce the heat.
  • Drop one tablespoon of batter into the oil, six or seven at a time. Cook, flipping when needed, until the fritters are golden brown and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel. Repeat.
  • For the glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until smooth.
  • To serve, dust the fritters in powdered sugar or coat in the glaze.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg