The Apple Barn, in Sevierville, TN, just outside Gatlinburg, TN, serves these melt in your mouth Apple Fritters with their homemade Apple Butter while you wait for your meal. This post includes the recipe for Apple Barn Apple Fritters. They are easy to make, soft, and full of fall flavors. If you are looking for a fabulous recipe to celebrate fall, these apple fritters will not disappoint you.
You know, without any questions, I just had to have the recipe for these Apple Fritters. They sell a cookbook in their gift shop located next to The Apple Barn Restaurant. Lucky me, the cookbook included the recipe for apple fritters.
Ingredients Apple Fritters Recipe
To make these apple fritters, you will need the following: milk, egg, butter, sugar, apples, cake flour, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Apple Fritters Recipe from The Apple Barn Cookbook
To add even more fall flavors to their recipe, I added one teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to their recipe, and an extra cup of chopped apples.
Since it is fall, I could not wait to make the Apple Fritters. I also made some Peach Fritters, which are fabulous. If you use this recipe for Peach or Apple Fritters, you will not be disappointed.
First Step: Dry Ingredients for Apple Fritters
In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
Second Step: Wet Ingredients
In a separate bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients.
Third Step: Combine all ingredients
Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Mix just until everything is moist.
- Next, core, peel, and chop the apples. Fold the apples into the batter.
Tip: Use an ice cream scoop to get the same size fritters. Have the same size fritters will also help will an even cook.
Why are my apple fritters soggy?
If you apple fritters are brown on the outside but soggy on the inside, one of two things went wrong.
- Either your oil got too hot. Use a thermometer to keep your oil around 350 degrees F. The temperature will fall some once you put the batter in the oil.
- Your fritters are too big. Try frying a smaller one around 350 degrees and see how it does.
Why is my apple fritter falling apart?
Fritters can fall apart if you do not have enough oil to cover the fritter. If they still to the bottom of the skillet or dutch oven, they will fall apart. They will also fall apart if you flip them too soon or too much. Let the fritters brown on one side before flipping it over.
Fourth Step: Oil
Add enough oil to cover at least half of the fritters.
- Use a thermometer and heat the oil to 350-degrees F.
Drop the fritters into 350-degree oil using a large ice cream scoop. (I use vegetable oil.)
Brown on all sides about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Fifth Step: Powdered Sugar
After removing them from the hot oil, immediately Sprinkle the fritters with powdered sugar.
The best way to keep your fritters warm is to place them on a cooling rack over a baking sheet pan and put them in an oven on low heat. If you are cooking several batches, this is the best way to keep them warm.
If you have an air-fryer, you could always toss them in the air-fryer for a couple of minutes to warm them.
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- In a large bowl, Whisk together all the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, Whisk together all the wet ingredients.
- Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Mix just until everything is moist.
- Add enough oil to cover at least half of the fritters.
- Drop the fritters into 350-degree oil using a large ice cream scoop. (I use vegetable oil.)
- Brown on all sides about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- After removing them from the hot oil, immediately Sprinkle the fritters with powdered sugar.
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