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.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 2 1/2 cups apples - peeled and cored cut into chunks
Maple Glaze Ingredients
- 1-2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter soft
- warm milk or water as needed
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.