Finding the Best Apple Fritter Recipes

Apple fritters happen to be one of those incredible desserts that have been around for centuries. Fritter-type dishes can be traced back to Ancient Rome, where the Romans introduced fritters to the rest of Europe through their massive influence and power as their empire spread onward. This history of fritters and also doughnuts, was actually called scriblita and was made by simply frying dough in hot fat. Cryspeys, which was a medieval dessert, were enjoyed with sugar sprinkled on them. A fritter actually refers to anything that is covered with dough and then fried, but apple fritters have been a favorite for many generations. During medieval times, fritters were thought to be dangerous to eat and quite indigestible, but they stayed on the menu nonetheless, usually as the last course of a meal. However, due to their supposedly dangerous nature, it was strongly urged that they be eaten only while hot.

Early versions of apples in the U.K. were first cultivated sometime after the late 1700s and before the early 1800s. With these apples, there were basically two apple fritter recipes. The first one uses clove, nutmeg, mace, ginger, cinnamon, rosewater and saffron – which is actually a startling number of spices which was typical for the older days.  And the second recipe for apple fritters only requires cloves, nutmeg, and mace, with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. This recipe is much simpler and is more likely to become an addition to recipe collections of pastry chefs.

Modern apple fritter recipes usually contain ale, which is generally added to lighten up the batter with carbonation and yeast. A beer-battered, fried apple fritter is enjoyed by most people today, so this is often used in the fritter recipes of today. Most people enjoy them very much – to say the least.

Check out these apple fritter recipes:

Cinnamon Apple Fritters (Fried Apple Doughnuts)

http://wildflourskitchen.com/2015/07/28/cinnamon-apple-fritters-fried-apple-doughnuts/Normally, I like to always use Granny Smith apples for these heavenly, “…Easy like Sunday morning…“, apple fritters, but I had a couple of Red Delicious apples in the fridge that needed to be used before they went bad. So, I figured that this would be a perfect way to use them since the apples are cut up small, encased in a sweet batter, and fried! Cinnamon Apple Fritters (Fried Apple Doughnuts)

 

Simple Apple Fritters Recipe – Genius Kitchen

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/simple-apple-fritters-21703We made apple fritters every fall for many years when our kids were young. This is close to the fritter recipe we remember. We doubled the amount of milk that the recipe called for to 2/3rd cup to make a batter that is like a thick pancake batter. After the first batch we increased the apples to a cup and a half instead of the one cup. Rather than adding teaspoon of batter for each fritter we use a tablespoon. With a couple tweaks of the recipe, the result is a perfect fritter. Friends and family raved about them. I do not believe adding more spices can make them tastier than they are. Simple Apple Fritters Recipe – Genius Kitchen

Easy Apple Fritters

https://soufflebombay.com/2017/03/easy-apple-fritters.htmlJust a few pantry staples and a handful of apples are all you need to earn yourself warm, fragrant, decadent Apple Fritters. These are worth every calorie, you can easily justify eating a few because of the apples…right, after all “an apple a day” (at least that’s what I tell myself, haha). Easy Apple Fritters