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Apple Fritters -- These Apple Fritters are made with a simple batter that's fully loaded with granny smith apples. Easy to prep and fry, this recipe might be dangerous to have in your repertoire! | wearenotmartha.com

Apple Fritters

These Apple Fritters are made with a simple batter that's fully loaded with granny smith apples. Easy to prep and fry, this recipe might be dangerous to have in your repertoire! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Desserts, Apple Recipes, Fall Desserts, Pastry Recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 12 apple fritters

Ingredients

  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into ¼" pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1 batch apple fritter glaze (recipe below)

Apple Cider Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Place chopped apples on a paper towel lined baking sheet and pat dry with paper towels. This will remove excess moisture from the apples and keep apple fritters from getting soggy.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir apples into the flour mixture until they’re well-coated.
  • In a separate medium size bowl, whisk together cider, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Stir the cider mixture into the flour/apple mixture until just incorporated.
  • In a dutch oven or a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat until the oil temperature reaches 350 degrees F.
  • Using a ⅓-cup, scoop batter and transfer into the oil. Only fry a few fritters at a time to ensure they're not touching each other in the oil. Once the batter is in the oil, press down on it lightly with the back of a spoon to flatten.
  • Fry the fritters, trying your best to keep the oil at 350 degrees and no lower than 325 degrees. Flip the fritters after 2-3 minutes and let them fry an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  • Once golden, transfer the fritters to a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Make sure you bring the oil temperature back up to 350 degrees before adding the remaining batter to it. Let the fritters cool a bit before drizzling each of them with about 1 Tbsp icing. Let glaze set for about 10 minutes.

Apple Cider Glaze

  • Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium size bowl until smooth.

Notes

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