Classic Apple Fritters
Enhanced by cinnamon, nutmeg and apple pie filling, these classic apple fritters deliver an easy-to-make treat that’s tasty and comforting.
- 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
- 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
- 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
- 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) E.D. SMITH® Apple Pie Filling
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk, divided
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) confectioners’ (icing) sugar
- In large bowl, whisk together, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Using colander positioned over a bowl, strain apples from pie filling and reserve separately.
- Finely chop strained apples and transfer to large bowl. Add egg and 1/3 cup (75 mL) milk; stir to combine. Stir in flour mixture just until moistened.
- To high-sided skillet set over medium-high heat, add enough oil to reach 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) up sides of skillet and heat to 360°F (182°C).
- In batches, gently drop 1/4-cup (60 mL) dollops of batter into oil, spreading batter gently, and cook, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to wire rack to drain.
- In medium bowl, stir together remaining milk and 2 tbsp strained pie filling. Whisk in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Brush glaze over fritters in a thin layer and let stand for 5 minutes to set before serving.
- Use remaining strained pie filling in pancakes or waffles, or over ice cream, for an apple-boosted twist!