Apple Fritters Recipe

Apple Fritters Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Food Wishes via YouTube


When I go into a donut shop, I never think about getting an apple fritter. However, they are a great pastry for the fall season. There are some people who are probably the exact opposite. I thought apple fritters took a lot of complicated steps and didn’t realize how simple it is to make. My parents have a big apple tree in their backyard, so I’m always trying to find easy simple recipes that include apples. Food Wishes has become one of my favorite food tutorial channels on YouTube because he is very detailed in his instructions. There are so many tips and commentary that I love from Chef John. He breaks down all of his recipes and provides some of the best video quality.



  • 2 large or 3 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cut in 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter to cook apples
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, (plus 1 tablespoon for cooking apples)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider, or as needed
  • oil (for frying)


First, peel, chop, and core your apples. Slice them into small chunks. Melt some butter on a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the apples for 3-4 minutes until they soften, but not cooked all the way through.

Apple Fritters Recipe - How To Make Apple Fritters
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Next, continue to watch Food Wishes tutorial for the full instructions on how to make the apple fritters batter. Let the apple fritter mixture cool down and mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then, toss the apples back into the batter. Scoop the apple fritter batter with two spoons into the heated oil.

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Before watching this tutorial, I’ve always peeled the outer of an apple with a knife and it took forever. I was dreading on wanting to make anything with the apples I had, but chef John uses a food peeler. This is a great hack that I took from this video, and now it will speed up my apple prep process.

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