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Five homemade apple fritters on a white plate
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5 from 3 votes

Apple Fritters

These homemade apple fritters are sweet, crispy, and oh so delicious. If you are a fan of donuts you have got to try these out. They are so easy to make too!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: crispy, easy, fruit, sweet
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large Pot
  • Spoons
  • Spider Strainer/Ladle or metal slotted spoon or tongs
  • Sheet pan with a wire rack
  • Paper towel-lined
  • plate Candy thermometer


Apple Fritters

  • 2 to 3 apples Granny Smith, Gala, etc. peeled, cored, and cut into small chunks
  • 1 to 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice the juice from half a lemon (15 to 30ml)
  • 1 cup all-purpose/plain flour 120g
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 2g
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1g
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/2g
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 6g
  • 3 tbsp. white granulated sugar 45g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5ml
  • 1/2 cup milk whole, 2%, 1%, Almond, etc. (125ml)
  • 1 tbsp butter melted (14g)
  • Oil for frying vegetable, canola, coconut, peanut, shortening, lard


  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar 180g
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water 15 to 30ml


  • Begin by taking a large pot and adding enough oil to be about 1 inch deep. Place it on the burner and set the heat to medium-high, allow it to heat to 350 F/176 C. 
  • Wash, peel, core, and cut the apples into small chunks and place them in a medium bowl. Pour the lemon juice over them and stir until well coated.
  • Now in another medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.
  • In a large bowl whisk the egg, vanilla extract, and milk together. Melt the butter either in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop. Make sure it isn't really hot, then pour it in with the egg and milk mixture and whisk to combine. Then pour in the flour mixture and stir the batter with a wooden spoon or silicone spoon. It will be a bit too thick for the whisk. Add the apples to the batter and fold them in.
  • Using two spoons scoop in a good amount of batter into the hot oil. Don't overcrowd them.
    Allow them to fry for a few minutes per side until really nice and browned. Use a spider ladle, metal slotted spoon, or tongs to turn them and then remove them.
    Place them on a plate lined with a paper towel for a minute or so then put them on a wire rack to cool. This will help keep them crispy.
  • Add some water to a bowl and then add in the powdered sugar. Keep adding water and stirring until you get the thickness you want. You can dip them in, or drizzle the glaze over them with a spoon. Allow the glaze to dry for a few minutes, it doesn't take long. Then serve them! Enjoy.



You will be able to get 8 to 12 apple fritters depending on the size you make them.
Note: I like lots of apples, so I always use three, but if you want more of a batter ratio, then only use two apples.
List of nutritional facts for apple fritters