Apple Fritters

For the fritters:

• 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

• 1/4 cup sugar

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

• 1/3 cup milk

• 2 eggs

• 3 tablespoons applesauce

• 2 large Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples peeled, cored and diced

• canola oil for frying


For the glaze:

• 2 cups powdered sugar

• 1/4 cup milk

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Step 1

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center and add 1/3 cup milk, eggs, and applesauce. Stir just to combine. Fold in apples.

Step 2

Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy skillet, dutch oven, or deep fryer to 375 degrees. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter per fritter into hot oil; spreading it out as you drop. Cook each side until golden brown; approximately 2 minutes per side. Place on paper towels to drain.

Step 3

Whisk together 1/4 cup milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Dip each fritter in the glaze turning over to make sure both sides coated. Place on wire racks to air dry and drip.