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Baked Apple Fritters

Make this donut shop favorite at home this fall. These baked apple fritters are easy and baked, not fried.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 -15
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Mallory

Ingredients

For the Fritters

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced apples
  • 3/4 cup milk I used whole milk

For the broiled glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk or juice

For the finishing glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until pea sized. Or I like to freeze the butter and grate it in with a cheese grater.
  • Gently stir in the apples. Then add the milk, stirring just until combined.
  • Drop by 2-inch spoonfuls onto a well greased baking sheet. (makes about 12-15 fritters)
  • Bake for about 12 minutes or until just lightly browned. Meanwhile, make the broiling glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and apple juice together until smooth. Remove the fritters from the oven, turn the broiler on and immediately brush with the glaze.
  • Place the fritters under the boiler, about 3 inches away and broil for 2-4 minutes until the glaze is browned and caramelized. Rotate the pan if needed.
  • Let cool on wire rack for several minutes. Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk for the last glaze and brush onto the warm fritters. The are best enjoyed warm.

Notes

I like to line my baking sheets with parchment paper as it makes the mess easier to clean-up, no baked on glaze. However, it is a fire risk under the broiler, so be careful if you try it.
If you make this recipe, leave me a rating and let me know how it went in the comments below.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 308mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g