Apple Fritters with Maple Glaze

Notes: this recipe makes 8 - 10 apple fritters, and it only takes about 45 minutes in total to make. For the apples I used one tart (granny smith) and one sweet (red delicious). However, personally I feel you can use any type of apples you want. If you want to have a tart and sweet taste then use both, if you're look for just sweet - stick with sweet apples.

Donuts Ingredients:

Maple Glaze Ingredients

Directions

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients - flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Then, whisk together the wet ingredients - eggs, milk, melted butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Fold in the dry ingredients until you see a few streaks of remaining flour. Gently fold in the apple chunks.
  2. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Heat at least 3 inches of oil in a deep pot or fryer (I use a fryer). The oil temperature should be 350 - 355 degrees. When the oil is hot enough use an ice cream scoop and a large spoon. Scoop the dough on the large spoon and then flatten it a bit before dropping it into the oil. You don't want the dough to be spherical. Fry a few at a time, to not overcrowd. Fry 1 minute and 40 seconds or until golden brown, then flip over and fry the other side for 1 minute and 40 seconds. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove each fritter and drain thoroughly on the baking sheet lined with paper towels. Repeat with all batter.
  3. Glaze: In a medium bowl whisk together confectioners sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, butter and cinnamon. If the glaze is too thick, add milk or water until your desired consistency.
  4. Dip the fritters into the glaze and enjoy immediately!

Also note, these fritters taste delicious with cinnamon sugar topping or confectioners sugar sifted on top, instead of glaze.