These incredibly luscious Apple Fritters with Vanilla Lemon Glaze combine pillowy dough with sweet apples and a citrusy glaze. They’re a tasty treat you can add to your fall baking list, plus they’re easy to make and ready to be enjoyed in under 30 minutes!
Keyword: 30 minute meal, dessert, easy dessert, fall flavors, family friendly, fresh fruit, fruit
3mediumapplesHoneycrisp or Gala are great, chopped into ½ inch cubes
Vanilla Lemon Glaze
1 ¼cupspowdered sugar
2 ½tbspwhole milk
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the eggs, butter, 1/2 cup milk, and maple syrup into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to over mix the batter. If the batter feels thick, add no more than 1/4 cup milk to thin, start with a tablespoon at a time. To finish, fold in the apples.
Heat 2 inches of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use the back of a wooden spoon to test the heat. Once bubbles start forming, the oil is ready. It should be around 300ºF.
Drop tablespoons size balls of batter into the oil for 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp on all sides. Remove and drain on a wire rack with paper towels underneath.
To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Drizzle the glaze over the warm fritters. Eat warm and enjoy!