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Apple Fritters Recipe

Apple Fritters Recipe

This is an old Southern 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 fritters ever since. -John Robbins, Springdale, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2-3 servings


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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, orange juice, peel and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 2-3 servings.

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MatySmith User ID: 7170692 46692
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6904144 88248
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5990220 35648
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

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

R0nin567 User ID: 6743034 88245
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2696956 85830
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

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

jackiesmith72 User ID: 4107218 92894
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I love these for breakfast and for dessert."

sweetkaisa User ID: 3685039 52669
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1766534 204202
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

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

Zafood User ID: 3918721 78713
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2009

"hubby a diabetic, Splenda worked great.Adding cinnamon a plus."

rjones8194 User ID: 2832590 92812
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2008

"add cinnamon and increase salt to 1/2 tsp"

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