Amish Apple Fritters are luscious, deep-fried pastries that are filled with chopped fresh apples and cinnamon, then covered with an easy three-ingredient glaze. I’m sure you’ve seen apple fritters in the case with the donuts at your local grocery store. In my opinion, they taste better than a regular donut. And if you enjoy these delectable pastries, then you really need to try a fresh homemade apple fritter. They are amazing!
Apple fritters are also easy to make. If you can make a pancake batter, you can make the fritter batter. And with a freshly made apple fritter batter, and a deep enough pot full of oil, you can have several hot apple fritters ready to eat in no time.
So here we are, with another Amish breakfast pastry recipe to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee. But unlike my Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe, Amish Wet-Bottom Shoofly Pie recipe, or Shoofly Cake recipe, at least this breakfast dessert has healthy fruit on the inside! And honestly, this recipe is not loaded with lots of sugar either. There’s only one-third cup of sugar in the batter that makes about twenty-four apple fritters.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1½ cups peeled, chopped apples
Oil for frying
Pour oil into a deep skillet or Dutch oven to a depth of about 3 inches.
Heat to 375 degrees.
Sift flour, sugar, salt, and Apple Pie Spice into a large mixing bowl.
Place eggs in a separate bowl and beat them lightly.
Stir in milk and vanilla.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Add butter and beat with a mixer on low speed to moisten, about 1/2 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl and increase speed to medium for 2 minutes longer. Fold in apples. Using a 1/4 cup size measuring cup, drop into hot oil. Be careful not to splash the oil on yourself. If your pot is not very large at the top, you may be able to cook only one at a time.As the fritters cook, they will rise to the top.
When browned on the first side, carefully turn them over with a spatula to brown the second side.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle immediately, and generously, with confectioner sugar or glaze I prefer glaze.
To make glaze confectioners sugar and milk or water whisk together and glaze while warm.