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Homemade Apple Fritters

  • Author: A Cultivated Nest
  • Category: Dessert


These apple fritters are easy to put together, and make a delicious dessert!


  • 34 large apples
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg, large
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup powdered or granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • oil for frying


  1. Peel, core, and dice apples, toss with lemon juice and brown sugar, set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl combine powdered or granulated sugar and additional cinnamon for coating.
  3. Preheat oil in a small pot to 350 degrees. You want the oil to be a few inches deep, so you may need to use 2-4 cups of oil.
  4. Line a large plate with paper towels to drain.
  5. Mix together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
  6. Stir in milk, egg, and vanilla. Finally fold in diced apples.
  7. Drop mixture into hot grease by the spoonful- they do not need to be large as you will see them quickly puff up quite a bit. And if you make them too big, they won’t cook evenly all the way through, leaving the insides too soft. About a teaspoon of the mixture is a good amount to use for each fritter.
  8. Cook until golden- after about 1 minute on one side, flip and brown the other side. Do not crowd the pot, I recommend no more than 3-4 at a time.
  9. Remove from oil, drain on paper towel covered plate for 1 minute.
  10. While still hot- toss in the cinnamon sugar coating.