If you’re still sitting on this year’s apple harvest and not sure what to do with your remaining granny smith apples, apple fritters is the way to go. Warming on a chilly autumn day or energizing you after a hard day at work, these apple fritters can be made with minimum fuss.
Prepare Dutch Oven and Frosting
Fill a large dutch oven with 1 1/2 inches of oil and heat to 350°F. Then, in a large mixing bowl, mix granulated sugar with half a teaspoon of pie spice before setting aside.
Mix the Batter
In another large bowl, whisk together baking powder, brown sugar, flour, salt, and another half a teaspoon of pie spice. In a separate bowl, whisk together vanilla, egg, and cider. Then mix both bowls together to form the batter mix.
Peel and core a granny smith apple. Grate on half of it and cut the remaining half into 1/4 pieces. Then gently fold these apple strips into the batter.
Add two tablespoons of batter into the oil at a time and fry for 2-4 minutes, turning once. When they have turned golden brown, take them out and add two more tablespoons of batter.
When the warm fritters are ready, toss them in the frosting sugar-spice mixture and then they’re ready to serve.