Glazed Apple Fritters

For those of you who don’t know, I used to work at a Donut and Ice Cream shop called Paul’s Donuts which recently closed. While I worked there, I never made the donuts but I definitely had some favorites picked out. Apple Fritters were my favorite thing on the menu! Now that I am stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, I figure heck! Why not indulge! I hope you get a chance to try these!


Apple Fritter:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups apples peeled, cored, and diced (I used whatever I had on hand but the recipe I used recommended granny smith)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • vegetable or canola oil for frying


  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 3-6 tsp water


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the lemon juice and apples and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachement, mix together the sugar and eggs on medium speed until fully combined. Reduce the speed to low.
  4. Add flour mixture in two additions and mix until just combined.
  5. Pour in the milk and continue to stir until incorportated.
  6. Fold in the apples.
  7. Fill a frying pan up halfway with oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil reacher 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Drop 1/4 cup of the batter into the oil and fry until golden brown. Flip and fry the opposite side until golden brown also. To test doneness, insert a knife into the center to see if there is still uncooked batter.
  9. Transfer to paper towel lined cooling rack and let cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
  10. To make glaze, combine the sugar, vanilla, and 3 tbsp of water. Add more water 1 tsp at a time until a pourable consistency is reached.
  11. Drizzle the glaze over the fritters and let dry.

**make sure they are totally cooled and totally dry before storing otherwise they will get soggy… learned from experience!


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