Apple Cider Fritters

Apple Cider Fritters

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Here's a delicious recipe flavored with cider, cinnamon, a sweet glaze, and small chunks of apples. I'm not sure there's a better way to welcome in Autumn than by enjoying one of these lovelies. Click to Tweet

Apple Cider Fritters is a delicious recipe we enjoy in the fall that I make using my dad’s fresh apple cider. I’m not sure there is a better way to welcome in Autumn than by enjoying one of these lovelies.

Apple Cider Mill

Have I mentioned before that my dad likes to harvest apples in the fall to make apple cider? He uses one of those big old-fashioned apple presses and freezes the juice in bottled containers. Then he shares cider with all of his children and grandchildren at Christmas or whenever the urge strikes! My husband loves drinking the fresh cider while I enjoy it best in a hot mulled drink. I love to use it in several recipes made special for fall. Like these fritters!

What is a Fritter?

A fritter is simply food that has been dipped in a batter and deep fried. Like corn fritters, or recently I’ve been seeing lots of recipes for zucchini fritters.

When I think of apple fritters, however, I think of donuts. They’re sweet. Like a dessert. However, there is no yeast in the batter, so they don’t qualify as a donut. But still…cinnamon, sweet glaze, small pieces of apple, and my dad’s homemade apple cider. Oh my, and yes please!

Ingredients Needed to Make Apple Cider Fritters

  • Granny Smith apples
  • cornstarch
  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • apple cider
  • large eggs
  • butter
  • peanut oil for frying

For the Glaze:

  • powdered sugar
  • apple cider
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Using a small pairing knife or peeling knife, peel, core, and slice apples into small pieces. Place in a medium sized bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch. Stir to coat. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add apple cider, eggs, and melted butter. Whisk together until moistened. Gently, fold in apples.

Heat oil in a Dutch oven to 350 degrees. Using a large serving spoon, heap portions of batter into hot oil. Press batter lightly with the back of spoon to flatten. Fry two or three at a time, keeping oil temperature between 325-350 degrees. Cook until the fritters turn a deep golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer fritters to a wire rack. Repeat for remaining batter.

To make the glaze, in a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, apple cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Top each fritter with a spoonful of glaze while still warm.

This recipe will make 8 large fritters. These fritters are best when enjoyed fresh and warm.

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Apple Cider Fritters

Here's a delicious recipe we enjoy in the fall that I make using my dad's fresh apple cider. So good!!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brunch, Donuts, Fried Foods, Granny Smith Apples
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 fritters

Equipment

Wusthof Peeling Knife
Stainless Bowls
Dutch Oven
Wire Strainer

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4" pieces
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3-4 cups peanut oil for frying

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Using a paring or peeling knife, peel, core, and slice apples into small chunks. Place in a medium-sized bowl, and sprinkle with cornstarch. Stir to coat. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add apple cider, eggs, and melted butter. Whisk together until moistened. Gently fold in apples.
  • Heat oil in Dutch oven to 350 degrees. Using a large serving spoon, heap portions of batter into hot oil. Press batter lightly with the back of spoon to flatten. Fry fritters two to three at a time, keeping oil temperature between 325-350 degrees. Cook until a deep golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer fritters to wire rack. Repeat for remaining batter.

To Make the Glaze:

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, apple cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Top each fritter with a spoonful of glaze while still warm. Makes about 8 large fritters.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
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