The Easiest Ever Apple Fritters

The holidays aren’t complete without some sort of apple dessert on the table. Skip the apple pie this year and make these warm and wonderfully tasty apple fritters. I promise this is the easiest and most delicious apple dessert you will ever make. Take it to the next level by serving these fritters with hot apple cider!

Easiest Ever Apple Fritters

For fritters:
6 large apples, any variety, peeled, core removed, sliced in 1/4″ cubes
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
2 cups club soda (room temperature)

For coating;
2 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

For frying;
1 1/2 quarts vegetable oil

  1. Toss apple cubes with dark brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract and lemon juice, let sit 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. In a large sautée pan, melt butter on high heat, add apples and cook until apples are soft. Transfer apples to a sheet pan and allow to cool.
  3. Drain apples slightly and place in a large mixing bowl. Add self rising flour and club soda and fold mixture using a rubber spatula. (It’s okay if your mixture is a little lumpy!)
  4. In a large heavy bottom pot, heat oil to 375. Meanwhile, mix together the coating sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  5. Using a tablespoon, drop batter into hot oil (wear gloves!) and fry until lightly golden. Do not over crowd the pot, otherwise the oil temperature will drop too low.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, remove fritters from oil and place in the coating sugar, toss to coat. Enjoy!


This batter can be made a few hours ahead of time and kept at room temperature. If the batter is too loose, add a little more flour. The fritters are best served freshly fried.

Jessica Marotta
Executive Chef
Dartcor Food Services

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