Big Apple Fritters


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 large Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples peeled, cored, and diced
  • Canola oil for frying

For The Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place cooling racks over baking sheets covered in wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center and add 1/3 cup milk, eggs, and applesauce.
  4. Stir just to combine.
  5. Fold in apples.
  6. Heat 1 ½ – 2 inches of oil in heavy cast iron skillet, Dutch oven, or deep fryer to 375°F.
  7. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter per fritter into hot oil; spreading it out as you drop.
  8. Cook each side until golden brown; approximately 2 minutes per side.
  9. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Make the Glaze

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup milk, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Dunk each fritter in the glaze turning over to make sure both sides coated.
  3. Place on the wire racks to air dry and drip.


Be careful not to over-mix the batter as it may make the fritters tough.

Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying so the donuts cook evenly, and the oil temperature is easier to maintain.

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