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We always enjoy these fantastic Apple Fritters every time we are on vacation in Gatlinburg, TN at The Apple Barn Restaurant. 

The Apple Barn serves these melt in your mouth Apple Fritters with their homemade Apple Butter while you wait for your meal. AMAZING APPLE FRITTERS PERFECT FOR FALL

Best Apple Fritters //


Best Apple Fritters // know without any questions, I just had to have the recipe for these Apple Fritters.  They sell it in their gift shop located next to The Apple Barn Restaurant.    I in no way got compensated for this post nor will I get any compensation from their cookbook sales. 

This summer I used this recipe to make Peach Fritters which turned out delicious.  Since it is fall, I could not wait to make the Apple Fritters which also turned out excellent.  If you use this recipe for Peach or Apple Fritters, you will not be disappointed.  I adapted the original recipe by adding some cinnamon, nutmeg and an extra cup of chopped apples.


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Apple Fritters Recipe – Adapted from The Apple Barn Cookbook.  I added one teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to their recipe and an extra cup of chopped apples.

BEST Apple Fritters-TN
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cup milk
  • One egg - beaten
  • Four tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • Two teaspoons baking powder
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • One teaspoon cinnamon
  • One/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. In a large bowl, Whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, Whisk together all the wet ingredients.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix just until everything is moist.
  5. Add enough oil to cover at least half of the fritters.
  6. Drop the fritters into 350-degree oil using a large ice cream scoop. (I use vegetable oil.)
  7. Brown on all sides about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  8. After removing them from the hot oil, immediately Sprinkle the fritters with powdered sugar.






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  1. Perfect for the fall weather. I just brought home a bag of apples. I’ve been working on a decent apple crisp recipe. I know what you”re thinking: that’s the simplest thing ever! but I just can’t seen to get it right. try, try,, again.
    these fritters are on the menu for this weekend. thanks.

  2. wow, yours look so much better than mine. the apples in my market are beautiful right now and i have struggled with simple recipes like apple crisp, so i make it all the time trying to get it right. but the apple fritter is always a big hit with the family.
    thanks. i love this site.

  3. Wow, I used to make Apple Fritters every weekend for my brother-in-law in the late 1970s. I don’t know how long it has been since I’ve made them but thank you for the recipe and the reminder.

    Just a little laugh … when I read …
    ‘I believe the secret to building stronger families that stick together, communicate more, and love each other is to cook together, eating around the table together, play together, vacation together, and share God’s love.’

    Instead of “vacation together” my mind read “VACUUMING together”! lol

  4. Every-time we go home to Tennessee I have to have these at this restaurant. This place has the best breakfast on earth, hands down! Thank you so much for this recipe!

    • Brooke,

      Where are you from in TN? My husband is originally from Gainesboro which is outside of Cookeville. Most of his family lives in the Nashville area now. We are the same way about Apple Barn. When we go to Gatlinburg, we have to eat there.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Blessings, Diane Roark

  5. I purchased a 2lb bag of Apple Fritter mix when I was visiting the area and this morning wondered if I could use it to make pancakes. Thoughts?

  6. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you
    make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?

    Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. kudos

  7. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.

    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Ie.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you
    know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon.

    • Tom, Thank you very much! I did recently change my blog design. I am working out all the things that come up. I really appreciate you letting me know this. Blessings, Diane Roark

  8. We went to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge this past July with the kids. A friend recommended the Apple Barn for breakfast. It was wonderful! The best cup of coffee we had in the area too! We were all excited about the basket of complimentary fritters and mini-muffins, but no one was more excited than my 13-year old son. He LOVES apples! I have one unopened jar of their apple butter left in the pantry. 🙂

    • Thank you for commenting! The Apple Barn really is a great place to eat. I have not tried their breakfast but their dinner was extremely good. I have 5 kids. Three of them are teens. It can be exciting when I can finally fill them up with something they enjoy. Blessings, Diane

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