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close up image of an apple fritter getting glazed with a spoonful of icing

Apple Fritters

Fluffy fried apple fritters with a homemade glaze. Better than a doughnut shop.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 20 fritters
Calories 259kcal
Author Dina


For the apple fritter dough

For the glaze


  • In a large measuring cup or bowl combine 1 cup of warm milk and 3 tbsp of sugar. Then sprinkle 1 teaspoon yeast over top and let it sit in a warm place for about 20 minutes or until it becomes foamy.
  • Meanwhile, wash, peel, and dice about 3 medium apples (use whichever kind you like). Once the apples are diced, add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon and stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs and add them to the milk and yeast mixture.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add 3 cups of flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Then mix in the yeast mixture using the paddle attachment.
  • Add 3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter and the chopped apples and mix to combine.
  • Cover the mixer bowl with plastic wrap and place it in a warm place for about 1 hour for the dough to rise. I usually place the dough in the oven on the bread-proof cycle.
  • Fill a heavy-bottomed pot with 1-2 inches of corn oil and bring the temperature to medium high heat. Scoop 1/4 cup of the dough and place it in the pot.
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side of the fritter or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • In a bowl combine 4 cups of powdered sugar, 7 tbsp of milk, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract using a whisk. This will be the glaze.
  • Once the fritters have cooled a little, dip the entire fritter into the glaze and transfer to a cooling rack using a slotted spoon.


FAQs answered in the post above
  • Can I bake them?
  • How to make these in advance
  • How to store apple fritters


Serving: 1apple fritter | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg