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now that September is here, it’s time for everything apple and these apple fritters need to be first on your list
Growing up, my family usually went to church Saturday evenings. Every once in a while we would go Sunday morning, and then we’d stop at Dunkin’ Donuts on our way home. It made having to get up early on a Sunday a little bit more fun.
My favorites were always the glazed, custard filled, and in the fall the apple fritters. They were HUGE. Full of cinnamon swirls, apple bits, and covered in glaze.
They were definitely more of a doughnut than a true fritter, but the apple fritters were my all time favorite as a kid. Now that September is here, and fall is right around the corner it is time for an overload of delicious apple recipes. I know people go crazy for pumpkin spice, but to me fall is all about the apples and cinnamon. We got apple season off to a great start with apple cider doughnuts, but I have always wanted to make apple fritters. I’ve made baked apple fritters, and even apple fritter bread, but never the real deal apple fritters.
Sweet cinnamony dough stuffed with diced apples, and then given a hefty shake of powdered sugar, these apple fritters are the perfect way to end summer and usher in fall!
- vegetable oil for frying
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced
- powdered sugar for topping
- in a large pot or dutch oven heat oil until it reached 340 - 350 degrees
- combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg
- whisk the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla
- combine the wet and dry ingredients
- fold in the diced apple
- drop by the tablespoon in to the hot oil
- fry 4 at a time for 4-6 minutes
- drain on paper towels, and then dust with powdered sugar
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