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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients for the fritters.
- 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.
- Fold in the apples.
- 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.
- Fry until golden brown then flip the fritters over. When both sides are golden brown, place them on a paper towel covered plate.
- 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.