By: Camille Simmons
Celebrate the seasonal by whipping up a batch of tasty apple fritters. Apple pie, cider and especially fritters are fall favourites and a perfect way to celebrate apple season! Apple fritters aren’t as hard to make as you may think, and making mini-sized treats is even better! Get the simple recipe and embellish with our yummy topping ideas.
Mini Apple Fritter Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves : 6
500 millilitres (2 cups) of all-purpose flour
125 millilitres (1/2 cup) of granulated sugar
12 millilitres (2 1/4 teaspoons) of baking powder
6 millilitres (1 1/4) teaspoon of salt
10 millilitres (2 teaspoons) of ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
175 millilitres (3/4 cup) of whole milk
30 millilitres (2 tablespoons) of melted butter
10 millilitres (2 teaspoons) of vanilla extract
2 apples, peeled and diced*
30 millilitres (2 tablespoons) peanut or canola oil
*Tip: The most important factor when making apple fritters is choosing the right apples. If you love a tart flavour, use Granny Smith apples. For sweeter flavours, use Gala or Pink Ladies. Fuji apples are an excellent choice for their great colour and balance of sweet and sour.
- Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl, and then use a whisk to stir and evenly blend
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until yolks and whites are combined, and then add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla and continue to whisk
- With a rubber spatula or large wooden spoon, gently fold the dry and wet ingredients together until combined, being careful to not over-mix
- Gently fold the chopped apples into the batter
- In deep, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat at least 5 centimetres (2 inches) of oil until it reaches 190 C (375 F)*
- Use a small cookie scoop to drop batter into the oil, and then drop about five at a time, being careful to not decrease the temperature of the oil
- Use tongs to turn the fritters over to cook evenly, about 2 minutes a fritter
- Remove the fritter and dry/drain in a bowl lined with paper towels, and then allow to cool for a few minutes but still serve warm
*Tip: To test that the oil is ready, carefully drop a little batter in the pan. If it rises to the surface and turns golden brown almost immediately, the oil is ready.
- Drizzle caramel over the fritters for a deliciously gooey, classic flavour
- Dust with powdered sugar if you love the taste of fritters on their own
- Make a simple glaze with powdered sugar and milk
- Pair with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert
Camille is a Bay Area-based planning and decorating expert. She is the creator of Planning Pretty, a lifestyle site dedicated to sharing easy, affordable and pretty ideas for everyday living.