Apple Fritters can be served for dessert or for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee. As soon as that fall breeze comes around I think of these tasty puppies. Speaking of puppies, they kind of remind me of hush puppies. I could’ve topped them off with some confectioners sugar, that’s very easy and I usually do that if I’m feeling a tad lazy. You can also make a glaze with milk and confectioners sugar and dunk these in the glaze. Yum.
My personal favorite way is drizzling the apple fritters with caramel. Oh my YUM. I will provide the what I consider to be the best caramel sauce recipe down below. As soon as these come out of the fryer, you want to pack on the caramel. I didn’t want a sweet apple fritter so I added very little sugar. Therefore you must dunk these in either powdered sugar, glaze, or caramel. Hoping you go with the caramel.
These were incredibly crispy. Let me show you.
I would drizzle more caramel if I were you 🙂
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 3 tbsp unsalted melted butter
- 2 apples
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp water
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
Heat some frying oil in a large pot over medium high heat until the oil reaches 340 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and sugar until well combines.
Add the all purpose flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and mix until well combined.
Fold in the chopped apples.
Using a mini scoop or two spoons, scoop the batter and drop into the oil.
Cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
Drizzle with homemade caramel and enjoy!
To make the caramel sauce, combine the water and sugar and cook over medium heat in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves.
Once the sugar dissolves, keep a close eye on it, sugar burns quickly.
Once it turns into a copper color remove it from the stove.
Add the butter and heavy cream and mix until well incorporated.
Once the caramel thickens nicely and is lump free transfer to a heat proof container.