ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Easy Apple Fritters

Updated on November 2, 2014

The Much Maligned Apple

Though, biblically speaking, the apple is not identified as the one from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," it is often portrayed in art as the guilty party. Personally I think this is quite unfair, because far as fruit goes, the apple is almost perfect. Even before it is sliced up for a pie, cake or fritter, the apple is comforting to hold and pleasing to the palate. .

Of course, apples aren't always portrayed as having brought forth the fall of humanity, after all, the affectionate expression, "the apple of your eye" is quite common. Not to mention, the ever popular old adage that "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away" portrays the apple in a more favorable and perhaps more accurate light. After all, apples in their natural state are low in fat and considered a good source of fiber. Plus they are an economical snack that is abundant year round, though fall is their peak season.

So apples, in general are an all around good sort of fruit and for me personally they help affirm my faith in God. There is just something comforting about this fruit, and somehow they remind of a loving Creator, who in the end is going to set all things right. Perhaps that may seem a "little off" to some, and I understand that. But as I have mentioned before and I for reasons I can't explain cooking is somehow spiritual for me. I think that being able to see God's goodness in the small things, such as an apple, can help carry us when life seem overwhelming.


Easy Apple Fritters

This recipe is not necessarily new, but as I have made these lovely, crispy apple fritters, quite a few times, I just about have them down to a science. They are always a hit at my house and I hope you will like them as much as we do.

Generally speaking, Granny Smith apples are the most common used in cooking and I definitely prefer them when making a pie. But for these little fritters I think Gala apples work just fine.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 /2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 apples peeled, cored and diced.

In a medium sized bowl mix dry ingredients together and set aside. In another bowl add eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla and beat until well mixed together. Mix milk mixture to dry ingredients and mix until smooth, gently stir in diced apples until they are all well coated with batter.



Frying the Fritters

Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. Carefully drop dough by teaspoons full into hot oil and cook 1 and 1/2 to 2 min each side. I recommend doing a "test" fritter or two, just to make sure they are getting cooked all the way through. I don't usually cook more than 5 or 6 at a time so the oil stays at the correct temperature. They should be a deep golden brown on each side. Drain on a paper towel.

To Top it all Off

These little fritters are fine without any adornment on top. However, they are over the top when coated with either powered sugar or a sprinkle of regular sugar, which is my favorite. My husband's preference is a simple caramel icing.

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

In a medium saucepan combine butter and brown sugar, then, while stirring continually bring to boil over medium heat. Add cream and vanilla extract and while still stirring let boil for one minute. Let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar and drizzle over fritters.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)