Apple Fritters With Apple/Coffee Drizzle

The Black Cat Kitchen
by The Black Cat Kitchen
15 fritters
30 min

I know you know fall is almost here, and some of my most favorite recipes and cooking excitement comes during this time of year. You have the best of bowl worlds-summer harvest and crops still coming in strong, and fall crops finally ready to be eaten and it is just this perfect blending of the best foods.

I just picked honey crisp apples where I live as they are in season first here. I will have to wait a bit longer for my next favorite, Fuji to ripen. This recipe does not have too many competing flavors with the bright apples. The yummy fried batter just serves to increase the apple's tart flavors, and the coffee glaze is a unique, sweet twist on a classic glaze. If you don't drink coffee, you can always feel free to omit it from the recipe. If you are questioning coffee and are just not sure..give it a try! You may be surprised to find you really like it. I hope you enjoy these special fritters!

Apple Fritters With Apple/Coffee Drizzle
Recipe details
  • 15  fritters
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Apple Fritter
  • 1 qt vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 C All purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (I like a lot, you can go 1/2 tsp here also)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 C milk (I use whole)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 apples, diced (I like honey crisp or fuji, but you can use what you have)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
Coffee Glaze
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp brewed coffee
Coffee Glaze
Mix powdered sugar and coffee together
Dip fritters the glaze, or I like to drizzle over the top of warm fritters
Apple Fritter
Add oil to a large dutch oven or pan (deep with a thick bottom for frying)
Heat oil to medium heat-specifically you will want to have and keep frying temp at 350 F
Core and dice apples and set aside with a small squeeze of lemon to keep from browning (You can peel your apples, but I like the peels)
In a large mixing bowl you will combine your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder)
In a medium bowl add and whisk your wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, milk)
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until NEARLY combined-do not over-mix!
Add your apples and gently stir
Melt butter and stir in
Once oil is hot, use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to dip about 4-5 fritters in the oil at a time
The longer you leave them cooking, the darker they will be. I don't like mine too dark, so I don't cook them as long
Once the bottom is golden brown, use a skimmer or slotted spoon to flip the fritters over to cook the other side
Transfer to paper towels to drain (I place mine over a wire rack so they are elevated above the counter)
Continue to cook the rest
Mix your glaze
Once they are cooled slightly, you can add your glaze and enjoy!
  • Omit coffee if you do not like it
  • You can also roll your warm fritters in cinnamon sugar mix for a different but tasty flavor as well
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