Baked Apple Fritters are a quick and easy way to enjoy an Apple Fritter without any deep-frying or oil! They pack the same delicious fritter flavor without the mess. For a more traditional recipe for fritters, try my Fresh Blueberry Fritter recipe.

Baked Apple Fritters in a Baking Loaf Pan with Parchment Paper

Baked Apple Fritters

These Baked Apple Fritters are so easy to make and so delicious, you really won’t miss the fried dough and splattering oil! These fritters will still give you that apple flavor in every bite. Plus, they are drizzled with the homemade glaze I use for my other fritter recipes. These are a bit crisper than a fried fritter but just as flavorful. 

Baked Apple Fritters Cooling on Cooling Rack with Green Apples in the Back

Fritter Ingredients

Biscuits: Look for the flaky layer refrigerated biscuits for this recipe!

Apples: I chose to use Granny Smith apples for this recipe, but I will give some additional substitutions below!

Glaze: The glaze for this recipe is just a simple vanilla glaze but it is so delicious paired with these fritters.

Pouring Vanilla Glaze over Baked Apple Fritter on Sheetpan

What Kinds of Apples are Best?

I prefer to use Granny Smith apples in this recipe (as well as my original Apple Fritters recipe) as they hold up beautifully when baked or fried. We did try Honeycrisp apples and liked it, but when we tried Red Delicious apples, it wasn’t our favorite. The texture of the red delicious apples was almost the same as the donut and there wasn’t as strong of an apple flavor. When possible, opt for a Granny Smith!

Hand holding Baked Apple Fritter showing the inside
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Baked Apple Fritters

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Baked Apple Fritters are a quick and easy way to enjoy an apple fritter without any deep-frying or oil!


Apple Fritters

  • 1 tube (8 count) refrigerated biscuits, flaky
  • 1 cup apple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • cups (156 g) confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-6 teaspoons water


Apple Fritters

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cut each of the 8 biscuits into 10 equal pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine the biscuit pieces, apple, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Drop ¼ cup scoopfuls of the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, pressing each into about a 3-inch fritter.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the fritters.
  • Bake for 14-17 minutes, or until golden brown. While the fritters are baking, prepare the glaze.


  • Whisk together the sugar, vanilla, and 3 teaspoons of water. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until a pourable consistency is reached.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the baked fritters. Allow the glaze to set up before serving.

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Reader Comments

  1. Love, love, love! Make this now! Every single recipe of yours is amazing! Thank you for the tips and helpful info along with the recipes. Forever a fan!

  2. The best!! My dad LOVES apple fritters; his favorite donut shop is closed right now. I made these for the family and he said they are better than the ones he usually buys. (I agree with him and did give you all the credit.)
    Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  3. Just wanted to pass on a few changes that really spice up this recipe. I made a simple apple compote using a Tbsp of butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar with a splash of orange juice. Pre cooking the apples gives them more flavor and allowed me to cut the sugar in the recipe from 2 Tbsp down to 1 Tbsp of cinnamon sugar. The wet apples didn’t stick to the dough as well, so next time might throw it all in a bunt pan al la monkey bread. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Haven’t tried yet, but from my experience these are bound to be great. FYI, I always use lemon juice in my glaze. Love the zing.
    thanks so much for this recipe. Can’t wait to try.

  5. I look forward to making these baked apple fritters. I have problems with the ones that come from the bakery that are fried they give me terrible indigestion. I am sure that these will be so much better and we will all enjoy them so much

  6. Your site, is my absolute favorite. Your recipes are simple and most people have the ingredients in their pantry. The finished product is beyond delicious!

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