18 Apple Fritter Recipes

Have you ever had an apple fritter? If so, you must know what I mean when I say apple fritters are like taking a bite of heaven! If not, you definitely need to try making them.

Luckily for you, there are tons of variations of the classic pastry, and most recipes are easy to make. In simple terms, apple fritters usually consist of a dough or batter and some form of chopped apples that become fried.

Different places put their own take on it. With the classic apple fritter, the apples are usually peeled, cored, and sliced into rings. From there, the rings are dipped in a pancake-like batter and fried.

Another way I like to make it is to chop the apples into small cubes and mix them right into the batter. Then I scoop the batter into hot oil, which fries the fritters. Once they’re cooled, I put cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, or glaze on them.

Many people think of apple fritter doughnuts when the term ‘apple fritter’ comes to mind. The pecan apple fritter doughnuts from this list are my kids’ favorite! They’re incredibly straightforward to make.

Since the dough is thicker than other fritter recipes that use batter, the dough gets rolled out rather than scooped. These types of apple fritters can be fried just like the others.

When looking at the different baking methods of fritters, you can bake them, shallow-fry, deep fry, and even air fry apple fritters! My family enjoys classic apple fritters that are fried, but of course, sometimes we like to take the healthier route as well. Air frying and baking are the most nutritious options because they don’t involve a ton of oil.

If you choose to fry them in oil, you can always opt for healthier frying oils such as sunflower or peanut oil. After frying the fritters, don’t forget to let them sit on a cooling rack so the excess oil will drain off.

Overall, there are so many unique ways to make apple fritters! I enjoy making the old-fashioned style fritters, but I also love the new variations that have come about. This list is a compilation of my favorite apple fritter recipes that I love to make for my family or events!

I am confident that you will find some recipes on here that are in your comfort level. All of these recipes are easy to follow, and the end product is simply irresistible!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Make Crispy Apple Fritters Instead of Soggy?

There are a few mistakes that you can make when making fritters that would cause them to become too soft. Firstly, make sure that you’re not using too much batter per fritter because if it is too thick, it will be hard for the pastry to cook through in the first place. Next, ensure your oil is hot enough if you are frying them. Otherwise, the dough will absorb the oil instead of getting crispy. Finally, allow them to dry on a wire rack as well. That will help them to stay crisp!

What is in a Traditional Apple Fritter?

The traditional German apple fritter is a pastry that consists of battered and fried apple rings. Additionally, it is classically served with vanilla sauce. Apple fritter doughnuts are a variation of the traditional German treat. Personally, I think both types of apple fritter pastries are phenomenal and unique in their own ways!

How Can I Thicken My Fritter Batter if it is Too Runny?

Have no fear; this can be easily solved by slowly adding more flour until it reaches a thicker consistency. Make sure you blend it so there are no lumps, and it shouldn’t be so thick that you can’t pour it. It should be similar in consistency to a pancake batter.

Final Considerations

In general, apple fritters are yummy treats that can be enjoyed year-round! Although the comforting flavors of apples and cinnamon are perfect for autumn, there is no stopping you from making them at any time.

I usually make them every few weeks, and my family enjoys them every time. I hope that this provided list gave you some insight into apple fritters. Of course, learning how to make them is fun, and enjoying them is even better.