Deep-Fried Apple Fritters

Deep fried apple fritters

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  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 1 Dozen (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
228 Calories
5g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Dozen (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 450mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 4g
Calcium 151mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These delicious apple fritters make an excellent breakfast or dessert dish. 


  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup apple (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (sifted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for deep fried apple fritters
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  2. Heat the warming drawer or oven to 200F to keep the fritters warm as you fry batches.

  3. Heat about 2 1/2 to 3 inches of oil in a deep saucepan or in the deep fryer to about 360 F to 370 F.

    Heat oil
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  4. Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

    Sift together flour and sugar
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  5. Add milk and egg and beat until batter is smooth.

    Add milk and egg
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  6. Fold in chopped apple.

    Add chopped apple
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  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls into deep hot oil and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the fritters are golden brown.

    Drop fritters into oil
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  8. Drain well on paper towels. Keep warm while making subsequent batches.

    Drain well on paper towels
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  9. Roll in confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar for serving, or serve warm, with syrup.

    Roll in confectioner's sugar
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  10. Enjoy!