Old-Fashioned Apple Fritters

Old-fashioned apple fritters

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 mins
Total: 19 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
152 Calories
11g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 50mg 1%
*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.)

This is an old-fashioned apple fritter recipe. Apple wedges are coated with a sweet batter and then deep-fried to perfection. Drizzle the fritters with syrup or caramel sauce or dust them with powdered sugar. 


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon melted shortening, or butter

  • 2 large apples

  • Oil, for frying

  • Confectioners' sugar, for optional topping

  • Caramel sauce, or syrup, for optional topping

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Heat oil to 370 F.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

  3. In another bowl, whisk the egg with the milk; add to flour mixture and beat until smooth.

  4. Add the melted shortening or butter and mix well.

  5. Peel and core the apples; cut into 8 wedges.

  6. Dip apple wedges into the batter, let excess drip off, and carefully lower into the hot oil.

  7. Fry for about 4 minutes, or until golden brown.

  8. Serve with syrup or caramel sauce.

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