Margarita's International Recipes

Ante Bellum America

Apple Fritters

I love apple fritters, but this recipe didn't produce anything comparable to those sold at donut stores. The dough was pretty tasteless. The original recipe didn't ask for sugar, and adding it helped, but not enough. They also didn't have that gooey-glace that (I presume) gives store bought apple fritters much of its flavor. The original recipe didn't specify what type of shortening to use, I used peanut oil.

Apple Fritters


  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemond rind
  • shortening
  • confectioner's sugar
  • nutmeg


    Cook the apples in the water for 5 minutes to soften slightly.

    Beat the eggs until thick and fluffy, slowly add the milk. Stir in the flour, sugar and salt and mix. Stir in the apples, lemon juice and rind and mix. In a heavy pot or deep fryer, heat the shortening to 350F. Drop 1/4 cup of batter into the shortening and fry until golden. Dust with sugar and nutmeg.

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