Crispy outside with a beautiful tender inside, these Homemade Apple Fritters are a perfect breakfast or brunch fall treat and I made them again this week to celebrate our last day of #AppleWeek!

Homemade Apple Fritters

I first made these homemade apple fritters the year we moved to Albany (2010). I used my Mom’s Homemade Apple Pie in a Jar filling in this recipe for the apple portion, and they turned out wonderfully! I adjusted the recipe slightly this time and added more baking powder to the recipe and that is what made the outside of the fritter crispier!

Homemade Apple Fritters

These are especially yummy with a little bit of pecan pumpkin maple topping to dip into, or you can just sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar or confectioners sugar. They are not super sweet to start, so a little bit of sugar on top of these homemade apple fritters is a good thing!

Homemade Apple Fritters

Most of you know I am not big on frying with hot grease. It’s kind of messy and much more fattening. However, some things you have to sacrifice for and these fritters are worth it. I used a smaller pan and not too much grease (just enough to cover the little donut sized balls of dough). It’s real important to keep control of your temperature when frying so I also always use my candy thermometer to make sure my grease doesn’t stray too far from the 350 degree mark.

Homemade Apple Fritters

Do you love apple recipes? Then you are definitely on the right page today! Several blogging friends and I have a whole she-bang of apple recipes just for you and have been sharing them all week long! Be sure to check out the links below the recipe to see what wonders have been done with the gorgeous apple!


Homemade Apple Fritters #AppleWeek
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup [url href=”” target=”_blank”]mom’s homemade apple pie in a jar[/url]
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Oil for frying
  • cinnamon and/or confectioner’s sugar for topping
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add milk, pie filling vanilla, and butter. Stir until combined. Scoop with small cookie scoop into hot oil (pre-heated to 350 degrees)
  2. Flip fritters once to brown evenly, remove from hot oil and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve to the boy who just had a good workout in the wind shovelling and cleaning out snow!

Friday: Anything Apple Goes

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Apple Bundt Cake With Cider Caramel by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
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Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline’s Cooking
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big
Homemade Apple Fritters by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Individual Apple Crisp by Family Around The Table
Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Slow Cooker Apple Butter by The Crumby Cupcake

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