Apple Fritters

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Apple Fritters for Apple FrittersThese Apple Fritters are a speedy version of a doughnut with apples in it. The fact it is not a yeast dough makes this come together really quickly with a bowl and a whisk. I divided the batter into two bowls and used Gala apples in one and Granny Smith in the other. The testers (my husband and myself!) decided the Granny Smiths gave the most apple punch to the Apple Fritters for your money. The liquid used can be milk, water or beer. I like to use beer because it gives a bit more lift to the batter. There is no perceptible taste of beer – which can be good or bad, depending upon your opinion of beer!

Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, ginger can all be used to flavor the batter for the Apple Fritters. I used nutmeg because I love it, but use anything or nothing as you choose.

To keep from using a lot of oil to fry the Apple Fritters, I chose a smaller pot and filled it with about an inch of oil – just enough to half cover the fritters. The oil should be about 350 degrees. The batter should be fairly loose. Just drop it off of a heaping soup spoon and let it fry to a golden brown. Turn it over and fry the other side. Drain on paper towels and immediately roll in granulated sugar. Try to wait until they are all fried before diving in the Apple Fritters!

I recently ran across one of the most interesting in depth articles on the health benefits of apples I have seen. 34 Science Backed Health Benefits of Apples lists 34 apples and their best uses. In the last few years I have noticed more and more varieties of apples in the stores.  I found this helpful in helping me determine what apple works best where.  Americans have a love affair with apples and this article demonstrates exactly why.

Apple Fritters ingredients2 cups diced apples, unpeeled
1 egg
1 1/3 cup beer, water or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour (245 grams or 8 1/2 ounces)
1/4 cup sugar (50 grams or 1 3/4 ounce)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice or ginger or a combination, optional
14 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar for coating

Cut the apple in about 1/3 inch dice. Set aside.

Beat the egg to mix.Beaten egg for Apple Fritters Add the vanilla and beer.  Vanilla added to Apple FrittersBeer added to Apple FrittersWhisk together.Liquids mixed for Apple Fritters

Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, spice and salt. Dry ingredients added to Apple FrittersWhisk into the liquid.Batter mixed for Apple Fritters Add the apples.Apples added for Apple FrittersBatter mixed for Apple Fritters

In the meantime heat about 1 to 1/2 inch of oil to 350 degrees. Drop the batter by heaping tablespoons Frying first side for Apple Fritters and fry to a medium brown. Turn and fry the second side.frying-second-side--for-appleo-fritters.jpeg Drain on paper towels Draining apple fritters on paper towels for Apple Frittersand immediately roll in granulated sugar.Sugared Apple Fritters for Apple Fritters

Yield: Approximately 24 depending upon size.

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4 thoughts on “Apple Fritters

  1. Hilda Willman

    Helen, I hope your nose is itching or whatever the saying is when someone is thinking of you. I made 4 desserts for an auction dinner last week and 3 of them were Helen creations–Pave d’Amour, Basketweave Chocolate Caramel Tart and the Peach Frangipane Rosemary Tart. All turned out splendidly, except the Flan, which was not your recipe–I should have known and stuck with Helen recipes exclusively, but the theme was A Night in Seville so I had to throw in a Spanish dessert. Anyway, I think of you so often, especially when making fabulous Helen desserts, and hope you and Mike are well. You are the best!

    1. hfletcher Post author

      Hi Hilda – Thank you for this lovely note. I miss seeing you, although I have to admit since I stopped teaching, I rarely into KC. We are very well and extremely happy in the apartment. So big, so much storage, so wonderful. There is a full time maintenance person and whatever needs to be done, he just does it. He is ordering me a new range because the light in my oven keeps going out. So healthy, happy and so glad you keep in touch. Take care my friend.

    1. hfletcher Post author

      Hi Caryn: Mine too! These were even good the next day, which surprised me. I would be embarrassed to tell you how many we ate the first day.

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