Fall Harvest Cider Roasted Chicken with Walnut Goat Cheese + Grapes.
Apples and I are having a thing at the moment.
And by that, I simply mean I am in full on apple mode. Gimme all those delicious crispy apples so I can put them in, on and with EVERYTHING. No seriously, that’s how it’s going down these days. All the apples please!
Watch the how-to video here:
Pumpkin Spice, Maple Glazed Apple Fritters from Half Baked Harvest on Vimeo.
So let’s see, where should I start today? I actually don’t have all that much rambling to do. I rambled a whole bunch yesterday about my new cute little black cat, Snape, so I don’t know, I guess I am outta breath today.
Well, maybe not completely.
I mean, I have PLENTY of
breath energetic fingers to tell you all about these maple glazed apple fritters!
First? They are AMAZING, but you probably guessed I would say that, huh? It’s the full on truth though.
Basically these are doughnuts, stuffed with apples and drizzled with a maple glaze. Come on, how could they not be good. I find them best enjoyed with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, coffee (guys, can you believe I drink coffee now?!?!) or apple cider…but you know I really just want the hot chocolate.
Hey, you can’t blame me. It was twenty-six degrees this morning, I am allowed to be delving into all things cozy…with mugs and mugs of hot chocolate. Gosh, I really love fall, it’s my favorite….and it officially begins tomorrow…hands clapping, fists pumping, huge dorky smile on my face…yup, that’s me right now.
Also, also!! I am getting way too excited for Halloween. Next week, Asher and I may be having a three-day sleepover filled with all the spooky things we can come up with.
I’m basically filled to the brim with excitement at them moment. Yesssss
Triple also, Asher wants me to buy all these Halloween decorations and make all sorts of spooky foods. Thoughts? Ideas?? Just putting this out there now, but we can chat more on that next week.
For now, let me fill your brain with delicious apple fritter thoughts.
You’re going to want to run to the store now, because in about thirty or so seconds you will quickly realize that you need these fritters in your life. And you need them NOW.
Sorry, I am so dramatic. In real life I don’t really talk like this, but all that I am saying is true.
You start with a yeast dough spiced with….yup, pumpkin spice! I just couldn’t resist, I had too! The dough is also made with apple cider, so it’s extra sweet and special. Perfect – just the way I like it.
The apple filling is pretty simple. Apples, butter, brown sugar and vanilla. You could eat it with a spoon, it’s that good! Or over ice cream would be amazing too. Or, OR, you could serve your fritters WITH ice cream. YES. <— do this.
While these fritters are fairly simple to make, the tricky part is keeping all those apples inside while you are forming the fritters. Try not to fret about any apples that fall out of the dough or that are sticking out. You can just simply pop them back in. The important thing to remember here is that these are fritters, they DO NOT need to be perfect in any way, shape or form. Seriously remember this.
AND you’ll just be covering these little fritters in glaze anyway, so their looks? They really don’t matter. Just stuff those apple in there, fry, glaze and eat! Oh, and eat them warm. These are best warm. Trust me!
So go on now, have a fritter frenzy!!
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With a side of hot chocolate…cause YES. Tuesday, you are so sweet!
These sound amazing! Can I make the dough ahead of time, freeze, thaw and fry with same results? Thank you
Sadly these didn’t work for me at all – I let the dough rise even longer than you suggested and it puffed up nicely, also the fritters puffed up in the second rise. But when deep frying the pastry just turned really hard and tough, almost brittle, and all of the apple pieces just fell out – so in the end I had deep fried apple pieces and small, tough, deep fried dough pieces. I don’t know where I went wrong….
Hi Yasmin! I am so sorry these didn’t work out for you, is there anything you did differently in this recipe? xTieghan
Hi…I love all your posts. The food always looks sooooo good and we eat with our eyes so I am always hungry viewing your posts. I have been wanting to make these for a while. I made homemade cider last night so I could use that. The dough was way too sticky to handle. I followed the recipe and it rose but stayed sticky. Definitely took more than 30-60 seconds to cook but maybe that depends on temp as you said 350-375. Taste was good. I just wish I could get the dough right. Thank you for doing this as I truly enjoy your posts.
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, next time just trying slowly adding a touch more flour so the dough is actually workable. I hope this helps! xTieghan
I absolutely love this recipe and Apple fritters are some of our favorite donut pastries. We just got an air fryer for Christmas and I’m wondering how to alter cook time to make these with the fryer!!??!!
I am so glad you have enjoyed this recipe, so I have not tested this in the air fryer. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan