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Orange Fritters

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


about 11 dozen

Updated: Jan. 28, 2022
My daughter made a citrusy version of apple fritters for 4-H demonstrations at our county and state fair. This crowd-size recipe yields 11 dozen but can easily be cut in half.—Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri
Orange Fritters Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, biscuit mix, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk eggs, orange zest and orange juice until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry about 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; cool slightly. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 fritter: 81 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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