This post about how to make apple fritters was created for #EasterSweetsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies, but as always, opinions are 100% mine.
Warm, crisp fried dough stuffed with apples and sprinkled with powdered sugar. That’s what apple fritters are made of, and they’re darn near irresistible when they’re fresh from the fryer.
I love apple fritters!
While normally I steer clear from frying anything, it’s the only way I know how to make apple fritters and they are so worth putting forth a little extra time and effort in the exercise department.
Besides, we all deserve treats from time to time.
How to Make Apple Fritters
If you use fresh and flavorful apples to make your apple fritters, you’ll take them from great to extraordinary.
Take advantage of u-pick season or make sure you’re using quality apples like these Lady Alice and Honeycrisp apples from Rainier Fruit. They’re some of the best apples I’ve ever tasted — SO full of flavor.
Start by chopping the apples into small pieces. Sneaking a few pieces along the way is highly recommended.
Mix the apple chunks into the batter, and heat your cooking oil in a large pot on the stove to about 360 degrees F. Drop teaspoonsful of batter into the heated oil and fry about 2 1/2 minutes on each side – about 5 minutes in total. They’re small, so it doesn’t take long.
They’re also irregular in shape, but that’s what makes them fun. Who wants perfectly round balls of dough? Not I.
Scoop them out with a large slotted spoon and let them drain on paper towels.
They look good already, don’t they? If nobody’s looking, sneak one, but be careful… they’re hot!
After a little bit (a subjective amount of time) sprinkle them with powdered sugar. If they’re still really warm, it’s likely to sort of melt into a glaze. Oops! Just wait “a little bit”, and sprinkle them again. Two layers of powdered sugar… what a shame. Not.
They’re best when freshly fried, so have a party with your family and friends and share some apple fritters with the neighbors.
They’re absolutely delicious!
How to Make Apple Fritters
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup milk
- 2 apples peeled, cored and diced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 quart oil, for frying
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Heat oil to 360 degrees. (Make sure you monitor oil temperature during frying.)
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir in eggs and milk until well blended. Stir in apples, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Drop in rounded teaspoonsful into the hot oil. Let cook about 2 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove and let drain onto paper towels. Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar.
Welcome to this year’s #EasterSweetWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of Springtime and Easter dessert recipes! We’re sharing tons of treats this week plus a few fantastic giveaways! You’re going to love what we have in store for you.
This year we have are 28 fantastic bloggers participating in this year’s Easter dessert event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of great Springtime and Easter themed dessert recipes with you. With over 75 sweet dessert recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to want to save some of these recipes to make again and again! We even hope that some of these recipes end up in your Easter recipe keepsake collection! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Check out the amazing #EasterSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Fresh Strawberry Pie Cookie Cups from Big Bears Wife
- Mini Lemon Blueberry Pound Cakes from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Almond Butter Chocolate Eggs from The Domestic Kitchen
- Mini Pavlova with Berries from The Spiffy Cookie
- Bunny Butt Rice Krispy Treats from For the Love of Food
- Apple Fritters from Eat Move Make
- Lemon Creme Brûlée from Cooking on the Front Burner
No Bake Desserts:
- Raspberry Tiramisu from The JavaCupcake Blog
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.