Monday, October 11, 2021

Easy Apple Raisin Fritters


Apple Raisin Fritters are luscious fried pastries filled with apples, raisins, and cinnamon, drizzled with a flavorful glaze. They're my hubby's favorite pastry! So naturally, you understand why I'm sharing this recipe for this month's Fall Recipes Blog Hop Challenge hosted by Beverly @Across the Blvd


These easy to make homemade apple fritters are packed full of fresh apples - perfect for the fall season - and raisins - along with a few other simple ingredients. Truly a quick and delicious recipe that's filled with fall flavors! And the best part, you can be tasting these warm apple fritters in less than forty minutes.

Let's start with peeling and dicing the apples into small chunks. Granny Smiths are the preferred apple for pastries, tarts and pies. They're incredibly crisp, firm, and juicy. Once diced, sprinkle a bit of lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
Next, blend in the dry ingredients in a large bowl - flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a folk, then add applesauce, and milk.  Add to the dry ingredients and stir together to combine. Then fold in the apples and raisins.

Heat a couple of inches of vegetable oil in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees. It's important that you maintain this temperature. Too hot and the fritters will burn. Not hot enough and they'll be soggy in the middle.
Drop about 1/4 cup of batter into hot oil .  .  .
and cook each side 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
Remove to paper towels to drain, then move to cooling rack to air dry and to drizzle the glaze on.
 
To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract together in a 2cup+ measuring cup until smooth. Use the cup to drizzle the glaze on top of the apple raisin fritters while cooling. 

 Easy Apple Raisin Fritters 
Ingredients                                                     Prep & Cook time: 40min approx.
  • 1 ½ c diced apples  

  • Lemon juice 

  • 1 ½ c all purpose flour 

  • 2 tsp baking powder 

  • ½ tsp salt  

  • ¼ c granulated sugar 

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 

  • pinch of nutmeg 

  • ½ c unsweetened applesauce 

  • ½ c whole milk 

  • 2 eggs 

  • ½ c raisins 

  • Vegetable oil for cooking

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Directions 

  1. 1. Blend in the dry ingredients in a large bowl - flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. 

  1. 2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a folk, then add applesauce, and milk.  Add to the dry ingredients and stir together to combine. Then fold in apples and raisins. 

  1. 3. Heat a couple of inches of vegetable oil in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees. 

  1. 4. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter into hot oil, and cook each side 2-3 minutes until golden brown. 

  1. 5. Remove to paper towels to drain, then move to cooling rack to air dry and to drizzle the glaze on. 


To Make the Glaze: whisk 1¼ c powdered sugar, ¼ c milk and ½ tsp vanilla extract together in a 2cup+ measuring cup until smooth. Use the cup to drizzle the glaze on top of the apple raisin fritters while cooling.   

ENJOY!

3 comments:

  1. Gail I have to tell you that I agree with your husband. Apple fritters are also my favorite pastry. You do make it sound so easy to make and your fritters have my mouth watering. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These look delicious, Gail. I'd love to be having one with a cup of coffee right now!

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  3. Oh my goodness! These look and sound so amazing. I love fritters but have never tried making them myself. Pinned.

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