Anyone who’s tried to make donuts or fritters at home understands the dilemma of choosing between baking and frying.
On the one hand, baking is a lot easier. But frying usually gives better results.
This delicious baked apple fritters recipe blows that debate out of the water!
With a few quick and easy steps, you’ll have mouthwateringly good baked apple desserts that give their fried counterparts a run for their money!
Prepare The Apples
Start this baked apple fritters recipe by peeling and coring two to three McIntosh apples. The exact number of apples will depend on their size.
Dice the apples until you have enough for one cup, the size depends on your personal preference, and then grate what’s left until you have enough for half a cup.
The different preparations have a lot of benefits to the finished product:
- The diced apples provide pops of fresh apple flavor
- The shredded apples cook more, spreading the fuller taste of baked apples
- The shredded apples keep the fritter moist and dense
- The diced apples give the fritters more texture
Once the apples are ready, add them to a bowl and set them aside for later.
If you want, you can also drizzle a little bit of lemon juice on them so that they stay fresh while you prepare the dough from this baked apple fritters recipe.
Make the Dough
Before anything else, be sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit so that it’s ready to go when the fritters are.
To make the dough for this baked apple fritter recipe, get a large mixing bowl and add:
- 1 ½ cups of flour
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon of allspice
Whisk the dry ingredients together for a few seconds, then grate in six tablespoons of frozen butter. Simply adding cold butter will also work, but the frozen butter creates a fluffier texture.
Use a pastry cutter or two forks to evenly distribute the butter into the dry ingredients. It should only take about one minute. Be careful not to over-mix during this step and soften the butter.
In another, smaller mixing bowl, combine:
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp of vanilla
- ¾ cups of Greek yogurt
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them together with a wooden spoon.
Once they are fully combined, grab your bowl of apples and fold them into your dough.
Bake the Apple Fritters
Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a large baking pan. scoop your baked apple fritter dough onto the pan using a large spoon or an ice cream scooper.
There should be about an inch of space between each fritter so that they have enough space to rise in the oven.
Bake the apple fritters for 15 to 18 minutes. They should be just starting to brown and completely cooked through the middle. Try testing them by poking one with a toothpick, if it comes out clean, it’s ready to go.
Now take them out, brush some vegetable oil onto them, and turn the oven on to broil.
When placing the fritters back in the oven, put them on the lowest rack. Otherwise, they will burn instead of getting the smooth golden brown that you want.
Broil them for another two to three minutes, then take them out of the oven and place them on a cooling rack.
Make the Glaze
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add all of your glaze ingredients:
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon of allspice
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 3 tablespoons of warm milk
Whisk them all together until the powdered sugar has completely dissolved. This could take around five minutes. The resulting glaze should be fairly thick and look almost shiny.
Glaze Your Baked Apple Fritters
Once the fritters have cooled completely, dip them into the glaze, letting any excess run off before placing them back on the cooling rack.
It’s really important that they are room temperature, or the glaze will completely melt off the tops instead of hardening in a nice, thick layer.
Enjoy Your Delicious Baked Apple Fritters!
Never worry about the mess of home-frying again with this amazing baked apple fritter recipe! Get golden brown, gooey, and fluffy apple desserts every time, with fewer calories.
If you’re looking for more delicious desserts and hearty meals, check out some of our other articles in the Recipes section!
- For the dough
- 2-3 McIntosh apples
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ cup + 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp allspice
- 6 tbsp of frozen butter, grated
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¾ cups Greek yogurt
- ½ cup vegetable
- For the Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp allspice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp warm milk
For the dough
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Peel and core two to three McIntosh Apples
- Dice the apples until you have one cup and grate until you have half a cup
- In a large mixing bowl, add all your dry ingredients
- Grate in six tablespoons of butter and use a pastry cutter to distribute it throughout the flour mixture
- In another bowl, add all your wet ingredients and whisk them together
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients with a wooden spoon
- Add in your apples and stir together
- Scoop out the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes
- When they are just beginning to brown take them out, bast them with vegetable oil, and put them back in the oven to broil
- Finish cooking your fritters for 2 to 3 minutes
- Leave them to cool on a cooling rack
For the Glaze
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl
- Whisk until the powdered sugar dissolves completely
- Dip your Apple Fritters into the glaze and leave to harden on a cooling rack
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