Steve has been bugging me for weeks for apple fritters. He even made me drive almost an hour away to the Southington Fair! But to no avail as they were closed. I finally had a night free this week that I could attempt making them from scratch!! I’m not sure if he was trying to butter me up before my knee surgery, but he did say they were better than the fair 🙂
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. melted butter
3/4 cup milk
4 medium size granny smith apples (or of choice)
1 large Fuji Apple
canola oil for frying
powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
Cinnamon & sugar for dusting (optional)
Heat 1-2 inches of oil over medium heat (we used a stock pot, but you can you use a tall sided skillet)
In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients making sure the butter has cooled.
Peel and core Granny Smith apples and cut into large chunks (we used an apple corer). Place in food processor (making sure not to overcrowd) and pulse until small bits. DO NOT OVER-PROCESS otherwise you will have Apple Sauce.
Dice Fuji apples.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir using a spatula. Add apples and stir to incorporate.
Gently drop tablespoons of batter into hot oil and fry until golden brown on each side. Once fried place on a cookie rack layered with paper towels to drain excess oil.
Dust with powdered sugar (optional) and serve warm.
Dust with cinnamon & sugar (optional – Steve’s favorite)
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