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My first encounter with “apple fritters” was with Country Style Donuts where the fritters are made with donut dough with bits of apples, fried and rolled in sugar. I loved those apple fritters. I still do. Country Style outlets have become fewer but when we pass one, Speedy and I always choose the apple fritters over all the other products.

Well, I don’t have to wait until we pass by another Country Style outlet to enjoy apple fritters again. I can make mine and the homemade version with apples splices instead of apple bits are way, way better than the commercial stuff. So easy to make, really. Just peel, slice and core the apples, dip in pancake batter, fry and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Inspired by a recipe from Deep South Dish.

Recipe: Apple fritters


  • basic pancake recipe (minus the melted butter; use only 3/4 c. of milk for chunkier fritters)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and each apple cut into 6 to 8 slices
  • 4 tbsps. of all-purpose flour
  • about 2 c. of vegetable cooking oil
  • 1/4 c. of sugar mixed with 1 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg


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  2. Using a small round cutter or a paring knife, remove the centers of the apple slices to get rid of the seeds.
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  4. Place the flour in a bowl, add the apple slices and toss to coat each one well. This will help the batter stick to the apple slices.
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  6. Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan or wok. To test if the temperature is correct, drop in a little of the pancake batter. It should float after a few seconds. If it floats too fast, the oil is too hot. If it stays at the bottom for longer than 10 seconds, the oil isn’t hot enough. Adjust the setting of the stove and wait a minute or two for the temperature of the oil to adjust.
  7. Take an apple slice, shake off the excess flour, dip in the batter and fry in the hot oil. Cook three to four slices at a time depending on the size of your frying pan. It’ll take about a minute for each side to brown; flip over for even browning.
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  9. Scoop out the apple fritters and drain on a rack. Sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon-nutmeg mixture (or roll them in the mixture). Serve at once.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 3 to 4


  1. Alona says

    This recipe sounds like a good one to try today. Gonna go get some apples from the store. Thank you Connie for this food blog. I have tried several recipes and mostly I succeeded. :)

  2. misao says

    Since apples are always available and by far cheaper than banana/plaintains, we usually make apple turon instead of banana turon. Apple slices, cinnamon sugar, roll up in lumpia wrapper, fry and serve with vanilla ice cream.

    I’ll try this fritters (apple maruya?). Always on the lookout for apple desserts/snacks. Thanks!

  3. Mik says

    Made my first tarte tatin last week and since then, I have been on the lookout for more apple desserts. Not ready for apple pie just yet… These look amazing so I will try them out!

  4. says

    Ayy, ang dali pala nito. Here at work, we have fruit baskets all around (for the employees) every week ang delivery. And by Friday, laging may tira na apples. I am going to collect them and try this recipe. Thanks.