Monday, January 16, 2012

Apple Fritters

I recently bought a deep fryer after years of saying I never would.  My husband read an article that said fried foods aren't necessarily that bad for you, as long as they are fried at the correct temperature.  This made sense to me, the few times I have tried to make doughnuts I found it really hard to control and maintain the temperature and the doughnuts always ended up quite greasy.

If this problem sounds familiar, get thee a deep fryer, stat!  The first thing I made were these apple fritters, and they were close to being the best I have ever had.  Crisp on the outside, moist and tender on the inside.  Yum yum yum.  These are so easy to throw together, if you're an apple fritter lover like I am you'll adore these.

Apple Fitters
from The Picky Apple 

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup chopped apple
Glaze: (I adapted this part)

2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons half and half or heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:   Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon.  Stir in milk and egg until just combined.  Fold in apple.  Pour oil into skillet so that it is approximately 1 1/2 deep (or use a deep fryer according to manufacturer's instructions).  Heat oil on high.  Oil is ready when dough floats to top.  Carefully add dough to oil in heaping teaspoons.  Cook until brown, about 2 minutes, then flip.  Cook another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are browned.  Transfer briefly to paper towels to absorb excess oil, then transfer to cooling rack.  Make glaze by stirring milk and powdered sugar together in a small bowl.  Drizzle over apple fritters.  Wait approximately 3 minutes for glaze to harden, then flip fritters and drizzle glaze over the other side.  Best served warm.

Linked to:
Melt in Your Mouth Monday


  1. Although I try to eat as healthy as I can, I still like my fried food. These apple fritters look very yummy and I reckon they are "healthy" too having apple in them :P

    1. Totally healthy! ;) I suppose you could make them with whole wheat flour...

  2. Oh god these look good! I assume we'll be seeing a lot more fried treats to come and I for one can't wait!!

  3. They look amazing! I d love some right now!

  4. Found you on Melt in Your Mouth Monday, these look so tasty! Makes me want to get a fryer!


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