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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 14 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.


  • 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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