By: Camille Simmons
Celebrate the seasonal by whipping up a batch of tasty apple fritters. Apple pie, cider and especially fritters are fall favorites and a perfect way to celebrate apple season! Apple fritters aren’t as hard to make as you may think, and making mini-sized treats is even better! Get the simple recipe and embellish with our yummy topping ideas.
Mini Apple Fritter Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves : 6
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
3/4 cup of whole milk
2 tablespoons of melted butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 apples, peeled and diced*
2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
*Tip: The most important factor when making apple fritters is choosing the right apples. If you love a tart flavor, use Granny Smith apples. For sweeter flavors, use Gala or Pink Ladies. Fuji apples are an excellent choice for their great color and balance of sweet and sour.
- Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl, and then use a whisk to stir and evenly blend
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until yolks and whites are combined, and then add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla and continue to whisk
- With a rubber spatula or large wooden spoon, gently fold the dry and wet ingredients together until combined, being careful to not overmix
- Gently fold the chopped apples into the batter
- In deep, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat at least 2 inches of oil until it reaches 375 F*
- Use a small cookie scoop to drop batter into the oil, and then drop about five at a time, being careful to not decrease the temperature of the oil
- Use tongs to turn the fritters over to cook evenly, about 2 minutes a fritter
- Remove the fritter and dry/drain in a bowl lined with paper towels, and then allow to cool for a few minutes but still serve warm
*Tip: To test that the oil is ready, carefully drop a little batter in the pan. If it rises to the surface and turns golden brown almost immediately, the oil is ready.
- Drizzle caramel over the fritters for a deliciously gooey, classic flavor
- Dust with powdered sugar if you love the taste of fritters on their own
- Make a simple glaze with powdered sugar and milk
- Pair with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert
Camille is a Bay Area-based planning and decorating expert. She is the creator of Planning Pretty, a lifestyle site dedicated to sharing easy, affordable and pretty ideas for everyday living.