Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

We like Granny Smith apples in these fritters because they are tart and crisp. Apple juice doesn’t have enough flavor—you really do need the cider.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

10

Servings

2
Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2
cup all-purpose flour
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
tbsp baking powder
1
tsp Salt
1
tsp ground cinnamon
1
tsp ground nutmeg
3/4
cups apple cider
2
lg eggs, lightly beaten
2
tbsp unsalted butter, melted
3
cups vegetable oil
GLAZE
2
cup confectioners' sugar
1/4
cups apple cider
1/2
tsp ground cinnamon
1/4
tsp ground nutmeg
  1. Spread prepared apples in single layer on paper towel–lined baking sheet and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels. Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in large bowl. Whisk cider, eggs, and melted butter in medium bowl until combined. Stir apples into flour mixture. Stir in cider mixture until incorporated.
  2. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. Following step 1, use 1/3-cup measure to transfer 5 heaping portions of batter to oil. Press batter lightly with back of spoon to flatten. Fry, adjusting burner as necessary to maintain oil temperature between 325 and 350 degrees, until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer fritters to wire rack set inside rimmed baking sheet. Bring oil back to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining batter. Let fritters cool 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk confectioners’ sugar, cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg in medium bowl until smooth. Top each fritter with 1 heaping tablespoon glaze. Let glaze set 10 minutes. Serve.
  4. FORMING FAB FRITTERS
  5. Use a 1/3-cup measure and a spoon to carefully and gently portion batter into the hot oil.
  6. Use the spoon to gently press on each fritter. The flattened shape helps the interior cook through.
Makes Servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving ()
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.