Apple Fritters (Pioneer Women's recipe)
Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings:8
- 2 cups All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2-1/4 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1-1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 2 whole Large Eggs
- 3/4 cups Whole Milk
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
- 2 whole Granny Smith Apples, Peeled And Diced
- Powdered Sugar (optional, For Dusting)
- GLAZE (optional)
- 1-1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/4 cup Milk
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork, then add milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
Gently fold dry and wet ingredients together until just combined (do not overmix.) Fold in apples. Add enough apples to make a very chunky batter. You want the apples to shine though!
Heat a couple of inches of canola oil over medium to medium-low heat. When it gets hot, drop a little drop of batter into the oil. If it sizzles immediately and rises to the top, the oil is ready; if it burns quickly, turn down the heat.
Drop teaspoons of batter into the hot oil, six or eight at a time. Sometimes they'll flip over by themselves; sometimes you have to flip them. Just watch them and make sure they don't get too brown, but cook them long enough to make sure the batter's cooked through, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes total.
Remove and drain on a paper towel. Dust very generously with powdered sugar, or dip fritters in a light doughnut glaze (mix all glaze ingredients together, then dunk warm fritters).
**May be heated up the next day in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes.