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Apple Fritters

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 30 fritters
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Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

2 cups all-purpose flour 

1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 

2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 

1 1/4 teaspoons salt 

2 large eggs 

3/4 cup whole milk 

2 tablespoons melted butter 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into small dice

Powdered sugar, for dusting, optional

Serving suggestions: breakfast sausage and bacon 


  1. Heat a couple of inches of vegetable oil in a heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium to medium-low heat until a deep-fry thermometer inserted in the oil registers 340 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork, then add the milk, melted butter and vanilla. Gently fold the dry and wet ingredients together until just combined (do not over-mix). Fold in the apples, adding enough to make a very chunky batter.
  3. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into the hot oil, 6 to 8 at a time. Fry until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Dust generously with powdered sugar and serve warm with sausage and bacon!