Apple Fritters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon depending on how much you love cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk plus more if needed
  • 1 1/2 cups apples honey crisp or granny smith, peeled, cored and diced into peanut sized or smaller
  • oil for frying

Topping Option ( Cinnamon Sugar)

  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon sugar

Topping Option ( Sugar Glaze)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk or more

Instructions

  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add milk, egg, butter and vanilla.
  • Stir just to combine, but not overly beat,gently fold in apple pieces. The batter should be the consistency of a light cake mix.
  • Fill a frying pan halfway with oil. Once the oil is ready, (until the oil reaches around 365°F with a candy thermometer or when a test drop of dough floats to the top of the oil)
  • Using a cookie scooper or soup spoon, drop about 1/4 cup of batter per fritter into hot oil, spreading it out as you drop.
  • Place a 4-5 balls of dough into the oil at a time. Be careful not to overcrowd. Cook each side until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes per side.
  • Adjust cooking times based on size of fritters and temperature of your oil. It is always a good idea to test one to ensure it comes out like you are expecting. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Toss with cinnamon sugar while still warm and your choice of ice cream and topping.
  • Or whisk together milk, powdered sugar and vanilla. Dunk each fritters in the glaze turning over to make sure both sides coated. Place on wire racks to air dry and drip.

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