“Cakey” batter incorporated with juicy apples make these apple fritters the ultimate homemade treat! The sweet glaze sends these fritters over the top and reminiscent of a stuffed funnel cake. But better!
1cup(128g) all-purpose flour
2teaspoonsfresh lemon juice
2 -3cupsGranny Smith apples,peeled, cored, and diced into bite-size pieces (about 2-3 apples)
2large eggs,room temperature
¼cup(61g) whole milk
Vegetable or canola oil,(for frying)
1 ¼cups(150g) confectioners sugar,sifted
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the lemon juice and apples. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the sugar and eggs on medium speed until fully combined. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in two additions. Mix until just combined.
Pour in the milk and continue to stir until incorporated.
Fold in the apples.
Fill a frying pan halfway with oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 375°F with a candy thermometer.
Drop ¼ cup of batter into the oil and let fry until golden brown. Flip and fry until the opposite side is golden brown. To test for doneness, insert a small knife into the center. If there's still uncooked batter in the center, fry for a bit longer. Transfer to a paper towel-lined cooling rack and let cool. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Make the glaze by combining 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 cooled fritters and let dry.