My first memories of apple fritters come from a family trip to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee when I was about seven years old. Up until then, I’d never had them before but it was obvious that my parents were no strangers as they hunted down one particular restaurant just to partake of the treat, served alongside apple butter for dipping.
Apple lovers seem to hold these little hand held delights in such high regard that their eyes glaze over when talking of them. I’ve had more readers than I can count ask me if I had an apple fritter recipe and so today I’m bringing you my very own recipe for them, one that my husband swears could bring about world peace if I played my cards right and kept the sides of apple butter coming.
How ’bout them fritters?
The ingredients you’ll need for this Apple Fritters recipe are:
Milk, brown sugar, apples, eggs, melted margarine, cinnamon, and self rising flour.
Before you mix up your batter, pour about 1/2 inch of oil into a skillet and put it on medium heat on your stove eye so it will be ready to fry in.
In a medium sized bowl, place your flour, sugar, and cinnamon.
Stir that up well, breaking up any sugar lumps as you go.
Now you know if any of those lumps are really stubborn, its bad luck not to eat them. 🙂
In fact, I think it should be considered bad luck not to eat a pinch of brown sugar every time you cook with it.
add in your milk and melted margarine
Add in eggs
Stir that up good.
Peel and dice up your apples.
Toss that into your batter.
Until it looks like this.
Now you’re ready to go!
Drop batter by spoonfuls into hot oil.
I use a big spoon that holds about 1/8 of a cup but feel free to make these as large or as small as you like.
After they get browned on one side, turn them over to brown on the other.
Place the on a paper towel lined plate.
If you like, you can roll some in confectioner’s sugar or just sprinkle confectioner’s sugar over them. I put some in a pie plate and roll them a bit but I usually only do this with half of them since we can never decide which we like best!
The cool thing about doing half in sugar and half plain is that you have to eat at least one of each!
See? I work on these angles for y’all!
Here are my little sugared fritters
and get a gander at these unpowdered ones.
See how hard it is to choose?
This recipe makes about two dozen and you’ll notice that several of those didn’t make it to this photograph.
These mysterious hands started snatching them off the platter on the way and I heard choruses of “yummm” as a result.
I did volunteer to take a bite of one so y’all could see all the chunks of apple inside.
These are so moist and delicious!
And then I thought I wouldn’t be doing y’all right unless I showed you what it looked like with a little apple butter slathered on.
- 2 cups apples peeled and diced
- 2 cups self rising flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs large
- 1 cup milk
- 3 Tbsp. butter melted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon together using a fork to break up any lumps.
- Add in milk, melted margarine, and eggs. Stir well to combine.
- Peel and dice apples, add to batter, stirring in.
- Drop by 1/8 cup fulls into hot oil and turn to allow to brown on both sides.
- Drain on paper towel lined plate. Dust with confectioner’s sugar, if desired.
- Serve with apple butter.
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