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Apple Fritter Recipe

Classic Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters are the perfect treat for that occasional indulgent breakfast or a sweet snack to munch on during the middle of the day.

These crispy golden fritters tastes great and it only gets better with a drizzle of sugar glaze on top!

To be frank, being from a South Indian family, these are still comparatively foreign to us. We are more familiar to a homemade Banana Fritter which everyone in the house loves. They’re made of delicious Indian Plantains and it tastes amazing. However, these Apple Fritters are very similar in terms of texture and personally, I love it.

To me, this feels like a hybrid of a classic south Indian Banana Fritter and an Apple Pie, just divine!

Apple Fritter Recipe

If you plan on making them, I do advise to use harder, crispier apples which are sweeter in terms of taste. You don’t want a mushy, tart, fritter. Granny Smith Apples and Honey Crisp Apples are the most recommended variety to use for these (according to the internet).

I was inspired by the Apple Fritter recipe by Chef John from Food Wishes. He definitely knows what he is doing. Do try this adaptation of the original recipe yourself and you’ll know what I am talking about. (PS. I only adapted it a little to suit our taste and ingredients that are often already present in everyone’s pantry)

Apple Fritters are sometimes associated with doughnuts and sold along with them in many doughnut shops. So, it’s safe to say that they can also be eaten as a dessert than breakfast. Regardless of how you choose to have it, make sure to enjoy them fresh and warm!

Apple Fritters RECIPE:

Classic Apple Fritters

Course: Breakfast, DessertDifficulty: Easy


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  • To soften the apples
  • 1 Tbsp butter

  • 2 large Crisp Apples, peeled, cored & diced (around 1/4th inch cubes)

  • 1 Tbsp White sugar

  • For the Batter
  • 1 1/4 cups flour

  • 1 1/2 Tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 Tsp salt

  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon powder

  • 1/4 Tsp ginger powder

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1 Tbsp melted butter

  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar*

  • Sugar Glaze Topping
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

  • 1 Tbsp milk or as needed


  • Cook the Apples
  • In a fry pan, melt butter over medium heat and cook until the butter turns golden brown. Add apples and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s edges soften a little. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon sugar and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain apples in a strainer and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Prepare Batter and fry the Fritters
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ginger powder together until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter. Add the cooled apples and apple cider vinegar followed by the flour mixture. Stir until flour is just incorporated.
  • Heat about 2 cups of oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Spoon 2 tablespoons batter per fritter, into hot oil, slightly flattening them out. Fry on one side until small bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip the fritters over and fry the other side until richly browned, about 2 more minutes.
  • Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Cool slightly before glazing.
  • Glaze and Enjoy!
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk powdered sugar along with milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to form a smooth glaze that is just runny enough to drizzle over fritters. Enjoy it warm!


  • *Apple Cider Vinegar can be substituted for milk of your choice. You can adjust amount depending on the texture of the batter, which should be quite thick.

Liked this? Here are a few other breakfast ideas you can try: Banana Oatmeal Pancakes, Blueberry Crisp, Caramelized French Toast and so much more!


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