Apple fritters

This is a very easy way to make apple fritters and a great way to keep kids of all ages happy. We like them with cinnamon and sugar, but I’ve also seen them dusted with icing sugar and glazed. Enjoy.

Preparation time
1h 15m
Cooking time


  • 4 apples
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of rum
  • Batter
  • 125g flour
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1.5 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water (or eau de vie)
  • ⅞ cup of luke warm milk
  • To dust fritters
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Stir together all ingredients excluding egg whites. Don’t beat the mixture as it will change the make up of the batter, just fold it gently. Let the batter sit for 1 hour.

While the batter is resting, core, peel and cut the 4 apples into sliced rounds. In a large bowl mix the apples with the sugar and rum. Cover and let it sit.

When the hour is up, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and fold it into the rest of the batter.

Heat 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil in a pan until it’s hot enough to deep fry. Dip each piece of apple in the batter and set them gently in the oil. Fry them until they are just golden brown. Remove them from the oil and place them on the some paper towl to soak up the excess oil. Before the fritters cool down completely, dust them with sugar and cinnamon, and serve.

There are 6 Comments

  1. Three table spoons of rum! I can see why these keep the children happy. Must say though they look absolutely mouthwatering. Be interested to know what other fruit would work well?!

  2. I love the idea of making these with apple slices. I wonder if rum extract would work in place of the rum? I’ve got extract, but no rum… Hmm.

  3. Takeaways, I suppose Bananas will be just as good :-)

  4. I have never made apple fritters and I’m dying here just looking at these. What have I been waiting for?

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