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Apple Fritters with Maple Glaze

There’s nothing quite like a hot apple cider donut at the apple orchard—except an easy apple fritter you can fry up in the comfort of your own kitchen, that is. Serve these crowd-pleasing donuts at your next holiday brunch, or as an extra-special weekend treat any time of year. 

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Apple Fritters with Maple Glaze

  • Author: Misfits Market



For the fritters:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2½ cups (about 2 to 3 apples) apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • vegetable or canola oil, for frying

For the glaze:

  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar
  • ½  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 12 teaspoons water, as needed


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together apples and lemon juice, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk sugar and eggs together until fully combined and sugar dissolves. Add milk and vanilla, mix until well combined. Add flour mixture in 2 additions and mix until flour is saturated. Fold in apples.
  4. Add oil halfway up a dutch oven or frying pan and heat over medium heat until oil reaches 375F.
  5. Carefully drop ⅓ cup of batter into the oil and fry until golden brown on each side, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined cooling rack and let cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon water until mixture becomes smooth and reaches the consistency of thick cream. Add more water, a ½ teaspoon at a time, until the glaze is pourable.
  7. Dip one side of each apple fritter into the glaze, then let set on cooling rack before serving.

Hungry for more? Try one of these sweet apple recipes:

Apple and Pear Crisp

Apple Cheesecake Jars

Apple Crostata with Apple Cider Glaze