Close-up of Apple Fritters
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Apple Fritters

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
Ree’s apple fritters contain a clever shortcut: boxed pancake mix. The mix helps make a delicious batter for the fritters, which are deep fried and iced for a delicious, sweet snack.





  1. For the fritters: Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot to 375 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the pancake mix, granulated sugar, cinnamon, milk, vanilla and egg in a bowl; some lumps are ok. Fold in the apples.
  3. For the glaze: Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Add more milk if needed, to make a thick dippable glaze.
  4. In batches, drop 1/4-cup scoops of the batter into the oil and cook until they turn a dark amber color, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to a rack or paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Let the fritters cool slightly, about 30 to 45 seconds, before drizzling over the icing and returning them to the rack. Serve warm.