Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Yummy Apple Fritters


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Yummy Apple Fritters

Make delicious homemade apple fritters with this simple recipe. Dust with powdered or dunk in a simple vanilla glaze.   
I know I've said this many of times, but fall really is my favorite time of year,  I don't know what's wrong with me, but lately I've been on such a baking kick. If I have fresh pumpkin or apples in the house then something needs to be baked, or in this case fried. 

The other night after dinner I was craving something sweet, but I wasn't sire what I wanted. I didn't want anything too complicated or filling, just a little something sweet. I had a few apples in the fruit bowl that need to used, so Apple Fritters was the first thing that came to mind. 

Apple Fritters are one of my favorite treats to toss together and they pretty much please everyone big or small. Have you ever had a homemade apple fritter? Oh my is all I can say!!!! If you haven't then you're really in for treat.  

Who doesn't love fluffy little apple cake bites rolled into powdered sugar and served warm? If powdered sugar is not for you than you can add a glaze like traditional apple fritters (see cooks note below). 

If you are looking for a quick fall treat Apple Fritters is your answer. This recipe can be prepared, fried and served in under 30 minutes. Now what are you waiting for? Get to frying up some apple fritters. 


To start in a large bowl, mix all purpose flour, baking powder, both sugars and cinnamon. Add the milk, egg, melted butter and stir to combine. Set mixture aside. Peel and dice the apples and add to batter. Stir the batter just until the apples are moistened; set aside. Heat the oil into a skillet that's at least 1 1/2 inch deep.

When the oil is hot drop by cupfuls (about 1/4 cup) for each fritter. Cook until browned about 2 minutes then flip. Cook until both sides are nice and brown. When done transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel. Dust with confectioner’s sugar.

These little guys are best served warm.



Apple Fritters

Ingredients:
1 1/4 - cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 - cup granulated sugar
1/4 - cup light brown sugar
1 - teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 - 1/2 cup milk
1 - large egg
3 - tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 cups chopped apples (I prefer golden delicious)

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix all purpose flour, baking powder, both sugars and cinnamon. 

Add the milk, egg, melted butter and stir to combine. Set mixture aside. 

Peel and dice the apples and add to batter. Stir the batter just until the apples are moistened; set mixture aside. 

Heat the oil into a skillet that's at least 1 1/2 inch deep.

When the oil is hot drop by cupfuls (about 1/4 cup) for each fritter. A regular ice cream scoop can be used which makes it easier to drop the batter into the oil.  


Cook until browned about 2 minutes then flip. Cook until both sides are nice and brown. 

When done transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve warm. 

Servings: 4 

Cook's Note
To make a simple glaze, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, a splash of vanilla and 2 -2 1/2 tablespoons milk. Stir using a wire whisk until you have a smooth glaze. Dip the fritters into the glaze covering the whole fritter. Allow the fritters to set before serving. 

21 comments:

Alwayzbakin said... #

Yum! Do these sound good or what? My little one is standing over my shoulder saying, Mommy, are those apple donuts? Will you make me some apple donuts? I'm printing out this recipe asap.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Awee that is so sweet. I love when the kids get so excited about food. Guess you gotta make some fritters.

Cares and Mimi said... #

Geez, these look awesome! I've got tons of apples - I guess I know what I'm going to do with them now. Thanks for the great recipe! - Carrie

Christie said... #

Yummo!!!! I should know better than to read your recipes at work! - Now, I have to wait 3 hours before I am home and in the kitchen! Thanks for the recipe. HUGS... and stitches

Anonymous said... #

Looks so perfect.
We are planning to have virtual pot luck with halloween theme.
Would be honored to have your recipe links.
http://epicureansdelight.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-virtual-pot-luck.html

Roxanna said... #

These look fantastic! I love fall foods too and I absolutely love this site!!!

Shannon said... #

Oh these look heavenly!

Susan said... #

YUM- I am so impressed. Never tried Apple Fritters - can't wait to now!

Susan

kitchen flavours said... #

This definitely looks good! Thanks for sharing!

Lara said... #

Apple fritters are like a quintessential autumn food at our house. I need to make these soon!

The Better Baker said... #

I'm SOO with you about loving fall and fall recipes. I LOVE the recipes you share...I've made lots of apple dishes, but don't believe I've tried fritters yet but will have to give it a shot soon. Thanks for your lovely posts that inspire me to keep on trying new recipes!

anniebakes said... #

I LOVE fall as well and these look right up my alley, thanks for sharing!

anne
www.anniebakes.net

Heather said... #

Oh I cannot wait to try these tonight! Now...what to make for dinner...any suggestions that tie into this "dessert"??

Kirby said... #

I have never made apple fritters either but you have now changed my mind! These sound delish! Loving all your Fall recipes!

scrambledhenfruit said... #

I remember my mom making these when I was little, but without the powdered sugar. They look so good! I may have to break my "no fry" rule for these!

Welcome To My Kitchen said... #

Yum sounds great. I love apple fritters and this recipe looks yummy!

Aggie said... #

There goes another stomach growl! I wish you could send me some of these!!! I love Apple Fritters!

Shannah said... #

I just made these and they are fabulous and super quick!

Anonymous said... #

can you use can Apple filling?

Tina Butler said... #

No it would make the dough to watery and mushy. You would specifically need to search for a recipe for apple fritters that uses apple filling to get all the ingredients and correct measurements.

Denise said... #

I love apple fritters but what do you do with the oil after?