Juicy chunks of apple, coated in batter and shallow fried, these homemade apple fritters are a tender, delicious apple breakfast treat that are also incredibly simple to make. They’re topped off with an addictive but simple icing which takes them to a whole ‘nother level.
3medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
1 1/2cupspowdered sugar(6.8oz / 195g)
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the salt and sugar and whisk it all together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and vanilla until frothy.
Fold the flour mixture into the eggs, followed by the milk.
Add the apples and fold through to combine. Careful not to over mix.
Cover a baking tray with paper towel and place a wire rack on top.
In a medium skillet, pour in enough oil to be 1/4 inch deep. Heat it over medium heat - it is hot enough when you dip the end of a wooden spoon in and it starts to bubble after a couple of seconds.
Place 1/4 cup of batter into the hot oil, 3-4 at a time (don’t overcrowd the pan). Cook for 3-4 minutes until dark golden, then turn and cook on the other side a further 3-4 minutes.
Transfer to the wire rack and let them cool a few minutes while you make the glaze.
To make the glaze, soft the powdered sugar into a small bowl, then add the water a little at a time until you have a runny glaze.
Dip the tops of the fritters into the glaze, then turn glaze side up back on the wire rack for another couple of minutes.
Don’t be tempted to cook them quicker or the outside may burn before the inside is cooked through. If this is happening, turn the heat down and let the temperature drop a little before adding more batter.
Apple fritters are best eaten fresh but if necessary can be reheated in the oven - 350F for 10-15 minutes.