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Apple Fritters

apple fritters

I’m celebrating this year’s apple picking season with these delicious apple fitters.

My family loved them so much, so I had to make them twice in a row.

I used dry instant yeast for this dough recipe but if you’re looking for sourdough version of a dough you can find it here.



Apple Filling:

  • 4 medium granny smith apples
  • 20g butter
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice 
  • 2 tbs cinnamon
  • 2 tbs flour for dusting


  • 2 cups of powdered sugar 
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 5-6 tbs hot boiling water 



  • 8 am combine milk with dry instant yeast and whisk until dissolved. Add egg and egg yolk, flour, sugar, mix to hydrate all flour,  let the dough autolyse for 30 minutes.
  • During the autolyse period the flour becomes fully hydrated. This process activates gluten development.
  • 8.30 am mix the dough on low speed of your mixing machine for 2-3 minutes, or KitchenAid on speed 3 for 3-4 minutes until well incorporated.
  • Add salt and mix for a couple more minutes. The dough should form a ball.
  • Add soft butter, increase the speed, mix for 10-15 minutes until the dough comes up together. If its not coming up together, feel free to add a little more flour (10-20g).
  • 9 am  cover the dough and let it proof for 2-3  hours at 76-80F/ 24-28C.
  • During that time perform 2 stretches and folds.
  • Prepare the apples.

Apple filling 

  • Peel, core and quarters apples, then dice them  into 1/2-inch pieces. 
  • Melt butter in a skillet, add apples, lemon juice and sugar.
  • Stir to combine, heat over medium heat until apples are softened and most of the moisture disappears, about 5 minutes. Add cinnamon, mix until all combined.
  • Remove the apples to a bowl, to cool for a bit.


  • The dough should become bigger and puffy.
  • 12 pm  sprinkle work surface with flour and dump proofed dough on it.
  • Release the dough from container. Roll it into 8×15 inches rectangular.
  • Spread cooked apples all over the dough. Sprinkle more cinnamon on top and 2 tbs of flour. (Flour will help to bind the apples and the dough together)
  • Using bench scraper, cut filled dough into small 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Divide all into 8 equal portions. Press each fritter together so it won’t fall apart in the fryer. 
  • Place fritters on parchment paper.
  • Cover and let proof for 1 hour at 76-80F.
  • Preheat oil up yo 375F.
  • Add two or three fritters to the hot oil and fry 1 minute per side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.


  • Whisk all ingredients together adding more hot water if needed to get the consistency you want.
  • Dip the top of each apple fritter into the glaze and place onto a cooling rack to let it drip down. 

Enjoy 😉 

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12 thoughts on “Apple Fritters

  1. Those look SO good- I will have to try them sometime!

    1. They are so addicting!
      Be careful ☺️😉

  2. Going to pick fresh apples tomorrow to make these babies. Thank you for the recipe. They look so delicious.

    1. Thank you!
      Hope you’ll like it 🙏

  3. Do you have to warm the milk for the yeast?

    1. I made this morning – milk, yeast, eggs, all straight from fridge and no problem. Recipe is spot on. I did cube my apples a little too big and lost a few frying. Also, I normally sprinkle almond flour on dough to soak up juice from fruit when making pies, galettes, etc., and tried 1 tbs almond flour + 1 tbs bread flour as the binder (for an extra dimension of flavor). But as a binder, almond flour is not a good sub – I lost a couple sections frying. Follow recipe for best results. Soft, airy texture and phenomenal apple flavor by using just picked seasonal apples if you can get! Do it!

      1. Cheryl, thank you for your feedback, I’m so happy you liked it 🙏

  4. Did not get to pick Apples at the farm due to rain. But will try with store bought apples. Can’t wait

    1. It will be delicious with apples from the store too 😊☺️😉

  5. Would it be possible to adapt these to cup measurements? Really eager to try but don’t have a scale!

    1. I’m sorry, I use scales just to be more accurate with outcome 🙏

  6. I can’t wait to make these as an autumn treat for my family! The kids will love them! Question though, how many fritters did this make? Also did you weigh each fritter when dividing? Thank you!
    Also, have you ever had a pumpkin fritter? They are so good! No chunks of pumpkin, just pumpkin sweet dough fried and craggily like a fritter.

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