3 Ingredients Apple Fritters

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Well, it’s official: apple season has arrived! There’s a chill in the air, and the mood is just right for scarves, scented candles and warm apple fritters.

I’ve mentioned my first job at my family’s restaurant when I was in high school. Every night the chef came up with a cheesecake of the day, but my absolute favorite dessert there was the apple fritters. They were served warm (because no one wants to eat cold fritters!) with crème anglaise. The dessert was magical, and I ate it all year long, but it was perfect on cold days.

The weather in Alaska is pretty much perfect right now. It’s cool and crisp and the sun is rising a little later, which means we get to see a gorgeous sunrise almost every day. Even when it’s raining it’s still amazing. These are the days that I need to remember when it’s cold and dark in January!

This recipe is so simple that it makes a perfect after school snack, or delicious dessert for when you have company. It’s not make ahead, but it’s so simple and you can enlist helpers! My secret to uniform apple slices in the Apple Corer. I don’t use a corer/slicer combo, because I like making the donut shapes! The other secret is using pancake batter. Any mix will work, but I used Kodiak Cakes because it has extra protein, and when I’m deep frying I like to pretend that I’m being healthy! If you want to make crème anglaise I’m not going to stop you, but I served this with some salted caramel gelato (from Talenti, because I love using their containers). When the ice cream melts it’s like the crème anglaise.

My husband isn’t a big fan of deep frying, but there’s really no other way to get the crispy crust without frying. I use a huge pot and a couple of inches of oil, and we keep all the kids out of the kitchen. Safety first!

3 Ingredients Apple Fritters

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 4 apples I used granny smiths
  • 2 c. pancake batter I used Kodiak Cakes
  • Oil for frying
  • Cinnamon Sugar


  • Core and slice apples.
  • Heat oil to 375º
  • Dip apple slices in batter and fry for one minute on each side. Depending on the size of the pot, you should be able to do a few slices at a time. I get four slices out of each apple.
  • Remove apples with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
  • Coat the fritters in cinnamon sugar.
  • Serve warm with ice cream.

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