Mom’s Apple Fritters

Mom's Apple Fritters

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Nothing says home like the sweet smell of apple fritters wafting through the kitchen. I can still vividly remember walking into my mom’s kitchen after school, greeted by the aroma of freshly cooked apple fritters. It was like a warm hug on a chilly afternoon! Inspired by those cherished memories, I decided to recreate the magic with Mom’s Apple Fritters recipe—a simple delight that promises a bite of nostalgia with every crunchy, sugary mouthful.

This recipe, steeped in familial love and the sweet simplicity of home cooking, takes me back to those leisurely afternoons where each bite was a mixture of sweet apple, a hint of cinnamon, and the comforting embrace of family. The process of making these fritters is almost as delightful as eating them. From peeling and chopping the apples to watching them turn golden in the sizzling oil, there’s something incredibly satisfying about creating something so delicious from scratch.

What I love about this recipe is its versatility. Whether you’re a fan of Granny Smith’s tartness or the sweet undertones of Honeycrisp, any apple of your choice can work wonders. In this rendition, I’ve stuck to the basics but feel free to throw in a pinch of nutmeg or swap cinnamon sugar for a dusting of powdered sugar to suit your taste. It’s all about making those recipes your own!

The best part? Watching everyone’s eyes light up as they take that first bite, instantly transported back to simpler times. Whether you’re reminiscing about your childhood, sharing stories with your kids, or simply enjoying the pleasure of fried delights, these fritters are sure to be a hit.

So, if you’re looking to recreate a piece of culinary nostalgia or simply want to treat your loved ones to something special, keep reading. This blog post dives deeper into how to perfect those apple fritters and even explores some fun variations to keep everyone coming back for more!

How to Prepare Mom’s Apple Fritters


  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 cups apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cinnamon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to:

Preheat your deep fryer or electric skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then add milk, eggs, and oil, mixing until smooth.

Fold in the chopped apples until they’re evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Working in small batches, carefully drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Fry until they’re golden all over, which usually takes about 5 minutes.

Once they’re done, use a slotted spoon to transfer the fritters to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

While they’re still warm, toss the fritters in a bowl filled with cinnamon sugar until they’re nicely coated.

And there you have it—delicious Mom’s Apple Fritters ready to enjoy!


Is an apple fritter a donut or pastry?

An apple fritter can be considered both a donut and a pastry. Typically, it consists of apple pieces that are incorporated into a dough, which is then fried until golden and crispy. Furthermore, it is often glazed or dusted with sugar, aligning it with the characteristics of donuts. However, due to its method of preparation and ingredients, it also falls under the broader category of pastries.

Where did apple fritters originate?

Apple fritters trace their origins back to Europe. Moreover, recipes resembling apple fritters can be found in English literature as early as the 14th century. They were particularly popular in France and England, where they evolved into a beloved treat, especially during harvest time when apples were plentiful.

Why is it called a fritter?

The term ‘fritter’ originates from the Latin word ‘frictura’, meaning ‘to fry’. Consequently, it refers to any food coated in batter and fried in oil, which encompasses a variety of dishes beyond just the apple variety. The apple fritter specifically includes chopped or sliced apples in batter, which is then deep-fried to create a crispy, sweet snack.

Is apple fritter strong?

If referring to the apple fritter strain of cannabis, it is indeed considered strong. Typically, this strain contains a high THC content, which makes it quite potent. Therefore, it is often recommended for experienced users seeking a powerful effect.

What does apple fritter feel like?

For those using the apple fritter cannabis strain, the effects are usually described as relaxing and euphoric. Many users report a happy, calming sensation that is effective for stress relief. Also, due to its potent nature, it may also induce a strong physical relaxation, making it suitable for evening use.

Mom's Apple Fritters

Mom's Apple Fritters

Craving a sweet, comforting treat? Try our traditional Apple Fritters recipe and add a touch of warmth to your family gatherings!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups apples - peeled cored and chopped
  • 1 cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for deep-frying


  • First off, heat up your oil to 375°F in a deep fryer or electric skillet.
  • In a big bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then pour in milk, beaten eggs, and oil; give it a good stir until everything's all blended.
  • Now toss in those chopped apples and make sure they're evenly mixed in.
  • Time to fry! Drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil, but go easy, don't overcrowd the fryer. Let them cook for about 5 minutes until they're golden brown all over.
  • Once they're done, scoop them out with a slotted spoon and let them hang out on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil.
  • Last but not least, give those warm fritters a good toss in a bowl with the cinnamon sugar until they're nicely coated.
  • And that's it! Dive into your delicious Mom's Apple Fritters and savor the flavor!
Keyword Fritters

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