You don’t need to wait for the state fair to roll around to enjoy your favorite fall treats. Our homemade apple fritters recipe is easy to make, fresh and delicious!

Macintosh apples are perfect for this recipe—they’re sweet and juicy, making them a perfect combination with the fritter batter and our homemade glaze. It’s okay to use canola oil in this recipe—the heat will only go to 340 degrees.

Just combine, dunk and cool the ingredients before dipping them in glaze. Remember—your fritters may look complete once they achieve a golden brown hue, but it’s important to make sure they’re almost as dark as fried chicken. Not allowing them to cook means the dough isn’t cooked all the way through!

Two homemade apple fritters on a plate.

Homemade Apple Fritters Recipe

Have a craving for scrumptious fair food? This homemade apple fritters recipe is amazing—it’s a perfect fall morning or game day tailgate treat!


Yield: 12 fritters
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  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in milk, apple cider, vanilla, beaten eggs and oil. Fold in apples and cinnamon.
  • Heat 1" oil in a large saucepan over medium heat—oil temperature should be around 350 degrees.
  • Each fritter will use about ¼ cup of batter. When oil is hot, carefully scoop batter into oil. Depending on the size of the pan, you should be able to do 2–3 fritters at a time. Cook fritters for about 1–2 minutes on each side until dark brown. If they’re only cooked to a golden brown, the dough inside will not be cooked through. They need to be dark, resembling a piece of fried chicken. Set on a cooling rack to drain.
  • To make the glaze, whisk powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl until completely combined with no lumps. It will be fairly thin.
  • Dunk each fritter into the glaze, turning until completely coated, then set on a cooling rack to let excess glaze to drip off before serving. Enjoy!


Use a slotted spoon or spatula when making your homemade fritters so oil can drain from the dough while cooking!
Calories: 239kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 196mg, Potassium: 85mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 35g
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Homemade apple fritters recipe