(2017) Apple Fritters

Recipe Author: Conne Ward Cameron

Do fritters qualify as breakfast? I think so. This is a recipe that came originally from Family Circle magazine.


2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple cider, divided 2 eggs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Oil, for frying 2 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons Calvados


In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold in apples. Stir in 3/4 cup cider, eggs, butter and vanilla. Set aside.

Heat oil in a Dutch oven to 375 degrees.

Form fritters by using a 1/3 cup measure or ice cream scoop. Carefully drop into oil. Fry 3 minutes, turn and fry 3 more minutes. Do not crowd pot. With slotted spoon, remove cooked fritters and move to a wire rack placed over a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat until all batter is used.

In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, remaining 2 tablespoons cider and Calvados. Drizzle over fritters and serve fritters warm or at room temperature.