Amish Apple Fritters

They are not pretty but they sure tasted good. I have always loved Apple Fritters but anyone that follows me knows I DO NOT like to fry food. This isn’t because it is so unhealthy but it is way too messy, it wastes so much oil and it is the one thing I do not do well. This will be the only time I make Apple Fritters and I will never again complain about how much they charge for them.

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In a medium bowl prepare the glaze by whisking

the powdered sugar and salt together. Measure

the milk and add the vanilla extract then stir.

Pour the milk into the powdered sugar

and whisk until no lumps remain, set aside.

Heat the oil, about 3” deep, to 375 degrees.

Start preparing the batter while the oil gets hot.

Watch the oil carefully so it doesn’t get too hot.

In a large bowl whisk the dry ingredients together.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and

add the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter. Beat with a

mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds until

moistened, scraping the sides and bottom.

Beat on medium speed for 2 more minutes.

Fold in the apple pieces.

Make sure your oil is close to 375 degrees.

Here is where my dilemma began. The recipe calls

for 1/4 cup of batter to be dropped into the hot oil.

I started out with this amount but my apple fritters

started getting too dark so I had to remove them

before they were completely cooked in the middle.

I decided to use a tablespoon of the batter instead and

this worked so much better for me. Fry them until

golden brown on the bottom then flip the fritter over

and brown the other side. Using a slotted spoon

remove the fritter from the oil and place it

on a paper towel covered plate.

Place the Apple Fritters into the glaze

while still hot, covering them completely.

Place them on a rack and let cool. As you can see

I experimented with different sizes. Make yours

whatever size works for you.

Amish Apple Fritters

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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Ingredients

Glaze Ingredients 

  • 3 cups confectionery (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Apple Fritter Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten with a fork
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1½ cups apple (peeled, cored and chopped small)
  • vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine the powdered sugar and salt for the glaze. In a small bowl combine the milk and vanilla extract. Pour the milk into the powdered sugar and whisk until no lumps remain then set aside.
  2. Heat the oil, about 3″ deep, in a heavy pot to 375 degrees. Start preparing the batter while the oil is heating up, watch the oil carefully so it doesn’t get too hot.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients for the fritters.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter. Beat with a mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds until moistened. Scrape the sides and bottom with a spatula then beat on medium speed for 2 more minutes.
  5. Fold in the apples.
  6. Once the oil is close to 375 degrees, drop the batter into the oil. I liked using 1 Tbsp. of batter but you can use up to 1/4 cup. I found the fritters didn’t cook as well on the inside when I used 1/4 cup. The batter will expand a lot. 
  7. Fry until golden brown then flip the fritters over. When both sides are golden brown, place them on a paper towel covered plate.
  8. Place the hot fritters, one at a time, into the glaze. Turn the fritter over making sure it is completely covered with the glaze. Place the fritter on a rack to cool then serve.

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51 Comments »

  1. I have to say, Diane, Apple fritters would not have been my first guess if I were to base it on the image alone! Hahaha. I thought it was chicken organs or something. Haha. But I bet they tasted delicious! I can imagine the frustration with them turning dark easily but it seems like you adjusted well. Thanks for sharing the recipe and I will definitely appreciate the effort behind them more when I see them at a bakery on the future.

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  2. A quarter cup! Holy moly! Very wise to follow your own instincts!
    I love an apple fritter, but I’m with you about deep frying. We used to make tempura about once a month when the kids were young because they loved it, but I would always think about the mess. I did reuse the oil a couple of times, but you usually can’t do that with most things.

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  3. My grandmother always said, “No matter what the food looks like, it matters how it tastes” … and with a smile she would then add, “It ends up in your stomach anyway, so you don’t need a work of art on your plate”! I think some restaurants these days will tend to differ with Grandma 😁.
    I’m sure your apple cookies were delicious and that’s all that counts!

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  4. These do look delicious. I tried making funnel cakes last summer, but as you say, it’s so messy when frying in the grease. Yes, it is unhealthy, but we did it while camping, so everyone got just some. That kept me from overeating. 🙂 I decided I wouldn’t make funnel cakes again – because of the mess. I don’t have an air fryer yet, but I wonder if something similar to the apple fritters could be made with an air fryer. I will pass on making these, but I wouldn’t pass on eating them!

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  5. Messy, but good! 🙂

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    On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 8:01 AM In Dianes Kitchen wrote:

    > indianeskitchen posted: ” They are not pretty but they sure tasted good. I > have always loved Apple Fritters but anyone that follows me knows I DO NOT > like to fry food. This isn’t because it is so unhealthy but it is way too > messy, it wastes so much oil and it is the one t” >

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  6. I love apple fritters, but I had one recently at a doughnut shop that might turn me off of them forever. They were so greasy that they were disgusting. I am big on not wasting food, but half of the fritter went in the trash. I don’t do much frying either; I agree that it makes too much of a mess.

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  7. Hi Diane,

    Do you think this will work in an Air Fryer?
    I love Apple Fritters but they aren’t gluten-free. With your recipe, I can try to make these. gluten-free. I might try to make one in the air fryer to see how well it works.

    Thank you!
    Tambra

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    • I actually thought about it but this is a batter, not a dough so no, I doubt it unless maybe if you had a small solid bottom container. I will stick to buying them. Lol If you figure out a way to make them work please let me know.

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  8. I love fritters – these look good and I’m sure they taste wonderful! I hope at Meijer all the time now, but years ago, a Meijer store opened up about 10 miles away and people on the bus raved about their wonderful fritters. So my mom was all about baking her own stuff, but said “oh, all right – go get us one apiece.” Soon we were thinking of reasons to drive that way to bop on in and get a few fritters. It’s been years since I had one or thought of those wonderful and huge apple fritters.

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