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A Scrumptious Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritter Recipe

Updated on June 19, 2013
Granny Smith apples are tart and crisp which make them perfect for this apple fritter recipe.
Granny Smith apples are tart and crisp which make them perfect for this apple fritter recipe.

Ending A Day With Sweetness

Occasionally, my husband and I crave sweets after dinner. It is even more of a temptation as we head into the cooler South Florida months. The drop in temperature reminds us how comforting a warm sugary dessert with a cup of coffee after dinner really is, and it puts the blanket of contentment over our day.

Since we just purchased a few Granny Smith apples, our thoughts were to use them in a dessert dish or casserole. After researching options, we decided upon a basic apple fritter recipe. The following recipe is from the Cook's Country website, but we improvised for healthier ingredients such as using organic food items.

We made our fritters quite large but you can shape them into smaller sizes as desired. The cinnamon glaze was perfect as a topping and added to the apple flavor of this treat. Our thoughts are to try them with either powdered sugar or a Carmel-nut topping the next time around. Sorry, but this recipe is rich and probably doesn't qualify as a non-fattening treat. Thus, we will most likely create this scrumptious fritter recipe once a year when the weather calls for a sweet bit of merriment at home.

Apple Fritter Trivia

According to the dictionary, a fritter is a fried food, usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of meat, cheese, fruit, fish, custard or other ingredient. They are served warm with icing or sugar sprinkled on top. The batter can also be used to make pancakes, crepes and funnel cakes.

The primary ingredients consist of egg and milk and they are generally pan-fried. Fritters are commonly sold at carnivals and fairs. In some parts of the US and across the world, they are made as part of the preparation for Lent. They fulfill the eating spree gratification prior to the start of the season and are comparable to the Polish Paczki traditionally eaten during this Christian celebration.

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4.9 stars from 13 ratings of Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters

Basic Apple Fritter Recipe

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 10 fritters
Using the fritter recipe method of drying the cubed apples produces a fluffy, moist, firm interior.
Using the fritter recipe method of drying the cubed apples produces a fluffy, moist, firm interior.

Ingredients

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tb baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tb unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups peanut oil, or vegetable oil

Instructions (Source: Cook's Country)

  1. Spead prepared apples in single layer on paper towel-lined baking sheet. Pat thoroughly dry with paper towels.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in large bowl.
  3. Whisk cider, eggs, and melted butter in medium bowl until combined.
  4. Stir apples into flour mixture. Stir in cider mixture until incorporated and it makes a cake-batter type consistency.
  5. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. Use 1/3 cup measure to transfer 5 heaping portions of batter to oil. Press lightly with back of spoon to flatten.
  6. Fry, adjusting burner as necessary to maintain oil temperature between 325 and 350 degrees, until deep golden brown. 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Transfer fritters to wire rack set inside rimmed baking sheet. Bring oil back to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining batter. Let fritters cool 5 minutes

Cinnamon Glaze

  1. 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  2. 1/4 cup apple cider

  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Whisk the confectioners' sugar, cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl until smooth. Top each fritter with 1 heaping tablespoon of glaze. Let the glaze set 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 fritter
Calories 420
Calories from Fat180
% Daily Value *
Fat 20 g31%
Saturated fat 9 g45%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 38 g13%
Sugar 27 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 360 mg15%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Teaches12345, this sounds so delicious and I love Apple Fritters. Great recipe and the nice music in the background and nutritional information took this hub to an exceptional level!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Dianna, yummy! I would not have the icing sugar; I would pour golden syrup over them when they were hot and eat them up straight away! Loved the video with your stills, works well. I should not look at food hubs this early in the day,they make me hungry. I have rated, voted and shared.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      A delicious apple treat, my kind. Thanks for sharing, Dianna!

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      europewalker 4 years ago

      I can never turn down a good apple fritter! A cup of good coffee and delicous fritter makes my day. I will be trying this recipe, thanks for sharing:)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Scrumptious is right!!! Wow, love the video too. Great recipe hub here.

      What a great way to the end day . . . with sweetness!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      This sounds amazing Dianna and have pinned to try for my Kevin and the girls. Also voted up and shared, too!!

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      Julie 4 years ago

      After seeing your stunning pictures, it's difficult to avoid salivating. I think my family would love these...I'm looking forward to using this recipe! Thank you for the great hub. -- DIYmommy

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A great apple fritter is one of my favorite desserts. Thank you for this; I had forgotten about this treat and now I need to think about making some.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      What a scrumptious recipe, indeed, Dianna. The addition of cinnamon was a genuine stroke of genius. Also, a healthful touch. Thanks, m'dear.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Looks so yummy, I can actually taste it.

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      Tina Truelove 4 years ago

      Looks yummy! My daughter likes to make apple fritters. I will bookmark this and show it to her - also voting up and sharing. Now, I have a craving for apple fritters.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      I have already copied this 5 star recipe as they look wonderful. Thanks!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Oh boy - these are always my go to at bakeries. It is probably not a good thing that I now have the recipe. Pinned for future use.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Great recipe Dianna. I'm not familiar with this preparation. Thanks for sharing it. Sharing it as always in as many places as possible. Cheers, Rema.

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      I have a craving for a bite of sweet at midnight..and though I do not prefer too fried food then, but this may be rather good to have. As you said, with a cup of coffee maybe. In India we make a similar preparation, with ripe bananas, we call it 'malpoa'. I will try out this recipe soon. Voted up.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Yummy and delicious recipe. Great video and step by step instructions. Voted up, yummy and delicious!!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I have a terrible sweet tooth and always have. I do love apples, too. You did a fantastic job on the video. I have not been brave enough to make a video! It really adds to the recipe Hub.

      Voted UP, and will share.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I have given up sugar but you sure make me want to backslide......

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      I could go for one of these right now! They look amazing. Voted up!

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      L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

      I haven't had apple fritters in years, but couldn't pass by an apple fritter recipe with a cinnamon glaze; two of my favorite flavors together. Thanks for sharing. I'm with you, though, this has to be a rare treat, but one to be thoroughly enjoyed on those occasions.

      Great hub; voted up and Shared.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I haven't had an apple fritter in years! This really sounds so good, especially during this cold snap we are having. I just happen to have some apples in the fridge right now! Cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar, wow, I may have to make enough for a few days! Voting up and awesome! :)

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      Great recipe for droolers like me! I really like the video and the cookbook quality outline and its contents.

      great job!

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Love love love Apple Fritters and I never thought about making them from home. This recipe looks simple enough .. I MUST try these!

      Thanks teaches can't wait! :)

      Mekenzie

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I ate an apple fritter for the first time last week. I actually purchased it from a hospital cafeteria (or Bistro as they like to call it) and it was delicious! Yours look more yummy!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I wish to thank everyone who stopped by to share their comments on this recipe idea. I am surprised at the number of you who enjoy this dessert. Good to know that if we had a party and invited everyone, this treat would be a delight to serve. Hope you all are enjoying a great week. Blessings! . . .

      Careermommy, Jools, Bill, Mekenzie, Sunshine, Midget, Europe, Faith, Janine, DIY, Dr BJ, POP, Tina, Pamela, Glimmer, Ramaniki, Sen.sush, Vellur, Mary, Hyphenbird, Faith Mullen, L.L., SG Brown, Audra.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Now why would you give this to an apple freak? (particularly Granny Smith) Because you love me. :))

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A delicious recipe! About 5 years ago, when I was vacationing with my family in Singapore, at one restaurant, the breakfast buffet included apple fritters. I and my father tried them and found them tasty. With your easy-to-follow instructions and handy video, I would like to try your tasty recipe. The tablespoon of cinnamon glaze over each fritter sounds heavenly! Way to go!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      One of my favourite forbidden foods too teaches! Sometimes we go into one of our many Tim Hortons coffee shops here, and they used to have lovely apple fritters, but now there aren't many apple bits in them, and they just taste like any other mass produced doughnut. Yuck. I will try these for a treat one day soon. Great Hub!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      I love the name of your recipe. I do hope I can make it just like yours. I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I haven't eaten apple fritters for a long time. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Dianna. The fritters sound and look delicious, especially with the addition of the spices.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Mhatter, apples for your heart ... enjoy, dear friend.

      Ishwary. they are a little rich but oh so good!

      Vicki, Tim Hortons has really good desserts, but there is nothing like home made.

      Ignugent, thank you for the visit and comment. Hope you enjoy the treat.

      Alica, I value your opinion on recipes. Thank you.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Perfect recipe for winter and fall days. We have some really good apples available here at the moment so I guess this is on the menu for desert this week.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Liz, I just love munching on a good crisp apple, but having one in a dessert with coffee is a great way to end my day. Thanks for your support, sweet lady.

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      Mmmm...looks so yummy. I love the tartness of granny smiths--a winner. Rated up and shared.

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      lindacee 4 years ago from Arizona

      You're making me drool! Apple fritters are such a nice, homey dessert. Definitely comfort food for the soul. Great Hub and tutorial! :)

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      the girls 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      I love the tutorial video. Voted up and pressed other buttons beside it!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Anglnwu,

      Linda,

      The girls,

      Thank you for your visit and comment on this recipe idea. It is a bit on the high calories & fat content, but once in awhile you gotta live a little! Hope each of you is having a wonderful day. Blessings.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Perfect recipe, great video, and photos. Voted awesome, shared!

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I have to agree with Rebecca; wonderful recipe, video, and the music moves us along with the steps of preparation beautifully. Voted up +. :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Rebecca, thank you for the positive and encouraging comment. Thank you!

      Genna, Thank you for your visit and feedback. I appreciate your support.

      Blessings to each of you!

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      Dancing Water 4 years ago

      Yum City! I'm going to procure some Granny Smiths tomorrow! Very well organized, easy-to-follow, appealing recipe! Thanks!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Glad you liked it, Dancing Water. Enjoy!

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      mjkearn 4 years ago

      Hi Teaches

      Love this but had to stop watching the video as it was making me too hungry.

      Great job. Voted up.

      MJ.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Avneet, glad you liked the recipe idea. It is a good one for those chilly winter days. Be well and safe.

      MJKearn, I am chuckling at your response. I often have the same response when reading other recipe ideas. Thanks for your comment and support. Enjoy your day!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a great video you did at the top of this page! Your recipe sounds tasty and the recipe is surely easy to follow with your clear instructions and photos as well as the video. Thanks!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Such a lovely tasting recipe and with cinnamon the flavor must be so refreshing.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Peggy, thanks for the comment. I ate way too many of these fritters, but they are indeed yummy. Blessings!

      DDE, cinnamon adds a bit of zest to most apple recipies and this one really makes it come out in the taste. Thanks for your visit here today. Be well.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Teaches,

      These look heavenly!! Great job with the video too, really enjoyed it, very clear and good instructions and music choice.

      I love apples and fritters of any sort so this is a definite winner to try for me!! All votes, shared and pinned!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Oh dear you certainly have a winner here! The video was made to complement this delicious hub!

      Voted up, useful, interesting and shared..wish there was a delicious button!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Hi Suzie, I think this is one of the best apple desserts I enjoy.

      Tillsontitan, a delightful dessert indeed.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Yum, I have got to try these. I love apple anything and have ingredients rounded up for an apple cake in the morning as soon as I get buttermilk to make the icing. Sounds weird but is delicious. Yours will be fixed soon as that is gone! Thank you.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Hey, Jackie! I hope you enjoy these fritters, it is a bit high in calories, but once in awhile you just have to indulge! Thanks for coming by and leaving a supportive view. Take care, dear friend.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Teaches - This sounds and looks absolutely wonderful. Think I will make them the next time the grandkids are over, although it will be hard to only make them once a year. :) Theresa

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Theresa, they are a great treat for grandkids (and grandparents!). Hope you all enjoy them, even if only once a year. :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh we have to have our sweets and I am doing these today. Yes, and the peanut oil is best to not taste greasy I have discovered. Can't wait! Yum. ^

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Jackie, hope they turn out well for you. I love using peanut oil whenever I can, it is so much healthier. Good to see you here and hope your weekend is a good one.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      You have just given me a craving! Sharing these lovely fritters around, at least virtually!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      They look gorgeous!! Will be making them in the morning..... Have plenty of apples at home. Thanks for the recipe..... Voting up and useful.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Midget, do have some soon -- they are worth the time and effort to make. Save one for me!

      LaThing, this is great way to use apples and treat that sweet tooth at the same time. Thanks for stopping by and contributing to the topic.

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      Hmmm... looks delicious. I'd make it and consume it with ice-cream !

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      Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

      YUM! They look so good. I wonder if my signifigant other would be interested in making this... I'll have to bookmark it!

      Thanks for sharing.

      ~Becky

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for a mouth watering Recipe. It will make a nice change from the usual apple pie I have. 5 Star.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Ingenira, it does go well with ice cream! You have just made my mouth water thinking about it.

      Rfordin, definitely have your signifigant other make this for you. It is worth the effort.

      Lady E, thanks for the vote. It is a change from the apple pie, but the pie is probably less in calories (but who's counting?).

      Thanks to each of you for the support and comments. May you enjoy a wonderful week.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Ah I am getting to the age I can lie about the calories as well as my age! lol ^

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Jackie, I am with you on that one! Let's just enjoy ourselves on this recipe. Thanks for your visit and support of my eating habits. :)

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      susan 3 years ago

      My two apples weighed close to 1# and diced up measured almost 4 cups. Despite drying the apples my fritters were wet. Any ideas?

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Wonderful! I love apple fritters. I've never had one as amazing as the one you have in your video though! LOL I wish there was a delicious vote, but I had to settle for awesome!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Susan, we used paper towels to dry the apples and let them sit for about 5 minutes before using them. Try draining them through a sieve or colander before setting on towels to dry. Hope this works for you.

      Crafty, thanks for the "awesome" support. I love these fritters but have to stop at one, unfortunately.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hiya, I knew I hadn't read this one as I couldn't get the videos to work with my old pc! lol! I love apple fritters, this is great! I voted awesome, lol! now I want one, um....LOL!

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Unfortunately I can not get the video to work, but the recipe sounds fantastic.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Nell, if I could I would send you one. Glad you visited. Be well and sAfe.

      Joe, it's a great way to enjoy apples. Thanks for your support. Enjoy your weekend.

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      Linda Crist 2 years ago from Central Virginia

      I am so impressed. I was just looking for a recipe to use up some apples that I had. I found this one and love the recipe and the format of your hub. Then, I discovered that I have not been following you. Shame on me. That won't happen again. Now, I'm off to make some fritters and I can't wait to eat them. Voted up and sharing.

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      ocfireflies 21 months ago from North Carolina

      Dianna,

      Such a professional hub! Nicely done my friend. Please consider shared and pinned. Only last night, I was having a conversation where we were talking about how much we love apple fritters. Thus, I must take it as a sign when two nights in a row, I can't get fried apple pies off my mind. Smiles.

      Kim

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      poetryman6969 18 months ago

      Fritters are yummy but I cannot eat them all the time.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 6 months ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds so delicious, perfect for my New Year Eve party!

      Very well written and the combination of ingredients looks interesting.

      Thank you so much for sharing!

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