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Apple Fritters

This is an old Southern apple fritter recipe. When we got home from a trip through the South years ago, I found the recipe among the brochures I brought back. I've been making these easy apple fritters ever since. —John Robbins, Springdale, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2-3 servings


  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • Oil for frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, orange juice, zest and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons into oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm.

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  • dsomers
    Mar 20, 2013

    No comment left

  • MatySmith
    Mar 11, 2013

    I love this! It is so delicious!! I added and extra tablespoon of orange juice and milk to make it thinner. I will definitely make this again!

  • jenfranco
    Oct 7, 2012

    Very good! It makes a small batch. I tripled the recipe for my family of 7. Also, it makes a very thick batter, so I thinned it with more milk so it was lay down in the electric skillet, instead of staying in a big blob.

  • wendykins
    Sep 25, 2012

    Easy and delicious! I added cinnamon to the batter. Would definitely make again.

  • PammySu23
    Jul 10, 2012

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  • R0nin567
    Jun 18, 2012

    It tasted great but I never follow a recipe to a tee and it seems I made fried mini apple pies rather than apple fritters. I literally folded the apples in. Into little triangles of dough. That I then fried. Oops. So the apples were in the center. I also modified the recipe. Because I thought I was supposed to fold the apples in, I made a filling for the apples the way I make apple pie, it's caramel sauce, cinnamon, flour and brown sugar. It's sooo good. Even though I totally botched the recipe, it tasted great.

  • JenniferH
    Jan 15, 2012

    Really good. Hot and fresh is the best. Makes a small batch.

  • jackiesmith72
    Oct 29, 2011

    I love these for breakfast and for dessert.

  • sweetkaisa
    Nov 28, 2010

    I just made these, they were simple and delicious. I used some cinnamon and a little more apple, the rest I left the same. Brought some over to my mom, she loved them too. Light and tasty!

  • thekingsfive
    Mar 7, 2010

    These were good, but very heavy. You couldn't really taste the apple.