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!
- 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
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine the lemon juice and apples and set aside.
- 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.
- Add flour mixture in two additions and mix until just combined.
- Pour in the milk and continue to stir until incorportated.
- Fold in the apples.
- Fill a frying pan up halfway with oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil reacher 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 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.
- Transfer to paper towel lined cooling rack and let cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
- 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.
- 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!