Puffs of cinnamon, nutmeg, and bits of fresh apples drizzled with glaze complete these tastebud tantalizing apple cider fritters!
I look forward to these seasonal delights every fall. It’s one of the first recipes that I throw together following an afternoon of apple picking at our favorite orchard.
I prefer to cook ours in coconut oil but please be aware that not all coconut oils can be used for deep frying. It must be expeller-pressed coconut oil aka refined coconut oil to be able to be heated to 365°F in order to deep fry with it. Virgin coconut oil (aka unrefined) has a low smoke point, which means it can burn easily.
How to Make Apple Cider Fritters
Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon in a medium bowl, stir to blend. Add apple cider (or milk!) and egg until just combined and then fold in apple. Avoid over-stirring as it will make them tough.
Spoon enough coconut oil into skillet so that it is approximately an inch and a half (1 1/2″) deep, heat oil on medium high. To test the oil drop a tiny bit of batter into it, when the batter quickly floats to top and starts to sizzle, it’s time to cook the fritters.
Carefully add dough by spoonfuls to the hot oil.
Cook until brown, about a minute or so, then flip.
Cook another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are browned.
Transfer briefly to paper towels to absorb excess oil, then transfer to cooling rack.
Make glaze by stirring the cider, cinnamon and powdered sugar together in a small bowl. If you don’t have cider, you can use milk.
Drizzle over apple fritters. Wait approximately 3 minutes for glaze to harden, then flip fritters and drizzle glaze over the other side. Best served warm.
Apple Cider Fritters
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup apple cider
1 cup finely chopped apple
Apple Cider Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider (or milk)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, stirring to blend. Add apple cider and egg until just combined. Fold in the diced apple pieces. Do not over-stir the batter.
- Heat oil on medium high.
- To test the oil drop a tiny bit of batter into it, when the batter quickly floats to top and starts to sizzle, it’s time to cook the fritters.
- Spoon the apple cider fritter batter into to the hot oil, carefully.
- Cook until brown, about a minute or so, then flip. Cook another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are browned.
- Transfer the cooked fritters paper towels to remove any excess oil, then transfer to cooling rack.
- Prepare glaze by stirring the cider, cinnamon and powdered sugar together in a small bowl.
- Drizzle over warm apple fritters. Allow glaze to harden, about 5 minutes. Serve while still warm