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With apple season upon us, apple recipes are being sought by amateur and pro cooks alike. We bet you’ll soon see variations of apple dumplings, pies,  and preserves; apple butter, applesauce, apple crisp, and apple cider as well soon will grace menus and tables. Here’s one of our apple recipes: Family Apple Fritters! If it doesn’t make it to our breakfast table or become a surprise afternoon or evening snack at the lodge, treat yourself to this ball of fried deliciousness!

We love helping out the local orchards whenever we can. And our guests benefit as they enjoy decadent apple pancakes, muffins, or cake for breakfast. Or perhaps we’ll surround some crisp and crunchy apple slices with a variety of dips. How does caramel, toffee, or peanut butter sound? These variations sound even better! 

Share with us your favorite apple treat.

Dark fried apple fritters on right half of frame on dark background

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 12 fritters


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbl sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salad oil
  • 1 cup diced apples (peeled and cored)
  • 1 quart corn oil (for frying)*
  • Confectioners’ sugar


  1. Sift dry ingredients together.

  2. Beat egg well; then add milk and salad oil.

  3. Add dry ingredients. Beat until smooth. Mix in apples.

  4. Heat corn oil in a deep skillet or heavy saucepan to 375 degrees. (Oil must be at least 1 inch deep but should not fill container more than a third of the way.)

  5. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Turn as needed until brown all over (usually for 3 to 4 minutes).

  6. Drain on paper towels.

  7. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

    * Vegetable oil of your choice

Recipe Cuisine: American