Homemade Apple Fritters with Glaze

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Savor the delight of freshly made Apple Fritters, featuring a cakey batter infused with juicy apples and topped with a sweet glaze. These delectable treats offer a reminiscent flavor of stuffed funnel cakes but with an even more irresistible appeal! Best of all, you can whip up these fabulous Apple Fritters in just 30 minutes, making them a perfect indulgence for any occasion.

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Homemade Apple Fritters with Glaze

Crafted with simple ingredients and quick preparation, these Apple Fritters are a breeze to make. Using fresh apples adds a delightful touch of natural sweetness, making them a guilt-free breakfast delight.

Tips for Frying Apple Fritters

To ensure perfect frying results, follow these essential tips:

  1. Heat the oil to 375°F after the batter is ready to prevent burning and achieve golden-brown perfection.
  2. Use a larger pan to minimize splattering and ensure safe frying.
  3. Don’t discard leftover oil; learn how to clarify used cooking oil to prevent wastage.

Why is the Batter Thin?

Although the batter may seem thin, rest assured it will puff up beautifully during frying, resulting in fluffy and delectable fritters.

Does the Apple Type Matter?

For the best results, opt for Granny Smith apples, known for their firm texture and robust flavor, ideal for both baking and frying.

Can You Bake These Apple Fritters?

While this recipe is tailored for frying, attempts to bake them may not yield the same desirable texture and rise.

Can I Make Apple Fritters in an Air Fryer?

While they won’t replicate the traditional frying method, you can still enjoy them in an air fryer with slightly different results.

Glaze or Cinnamon Sugar?

Indulge in the heavenly sweetness of glaze, perfectly complementing the fritters’ rich flavor. Alternatively, sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar or confectioner’s sugar for a delightful twist.

Can I Make a Bigger Batch?

Feel free to double the recipe to satisfy a larger crowd, but remember to consume them within 24 hours for optimal freshness.

How to Store Apple Fritters

Store the fritters in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days to retain their delightful texture and flavor.

Homemade Apple Fritters with Glaze


Apple Fritter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (130 g)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (10 g)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (2.5 g)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (2.5 g)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (10 mL)
  • 2 -3 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced into bite-size pieces (about 2-3 apples)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (30 g)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ cup whole milk (60 mL)
  • Vegetable or canola oil, for frying


  • 1¼ cups (150 g) confectioners sugar, sifted (150 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla (1.5 g)
  • 3-6 teaspoons water (15-30 mL)


Apple Fritter

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice and apples. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix sugar and eggs on medium speed until fully combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in two additions. Mix until just combined.
  4. Pour in milk and continue to stir until incorporated.
  5. Fold in the apples.
  6. Fill a frying pan halfway with oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 375°F (190°C) with a candy thermometer.
  7. Drop ¼ cup of batter into the oil and fry until golden brown. Flip and fry until the opposite side is golden brown. Test for doneness by inserting a small knife into the center. If uncooked batter remains, fry for a bit longer. Transfer to a paper towel-lined cooling rack and let cool. Repeat with remaining batter.


  1. Make the glaze by combining sugar, vanilla, and 3 teaspoons of water. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until a pourable consistency is reached.
  2. Drizzle glaze over cooled fritters and let dry. Enjoy your Homemade Apple Fritters with Glaze!

Homemade Apple Fritters with Glaze

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