Apple Fritters

  • Servings: 4 to 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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I am not a sweets kinda girl, but these apple fritters won me over.  Warm apples surrounded by warm dough topped with a delicious glaze I am all in. 

Fritter Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups peeled and cored apples cut into a small dice (I used Gala)
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter, divided
  • ¼ cup, plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup sparkling apple cider
  • Oil for frying

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp. milk

Directions for fritters:

  1. Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a skillet on med-high.  Add apples and sauté for 2 minutes, or until apples are slightly brown and softened.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to a bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet to med-high.
  4. To a medium size bowl add the egg, sparkling cider, ¼ cup sugar, whisk to combine.  Stir in apples with butter and stir to combine.  Add flour mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Drop 2 heaping Tbsp. batter into hot oil and mash slightly with a for to expand the batter.  Fry until golden brown about 2 minutes per side.

Directions for glaze:

  1. To a small saucepot add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 4 Tbsp milk.  Stir to combine and heat until warm.  Drizzle over freshly fried fritters, then serve.

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