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Lemon Apple Fritters

Makes: 16 Fritters

Created this recipe for a Thanksgiving dessert and it was a hit with the kids. Full of lemon and apple flavours.


3 granny smith apples

½ tsp cinnamon

2 tsp lemon juice

2 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

½ tsp salt

1 tbsp cinnamon

½ cup milk

3 eggs

Canola oil for frying

2 cups icing sugar

¼ cup milk

Zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp lemon extract


  1. Peel, core and chop apples into ½ cubes and place in a bowl

  2. Stir in ½ tsp cinnamon and lemon juice

  3. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients - flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon

  4. In a smaller bowl beat milk and eggs together

  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix together with wooden spoon

  6. Stir in apples until blended

  7. In a tall skillet add 1 ½ inches of oil and heat

  8. Using a thermometer heat oil to 350°F

  9. Set up a baking sheet with a cooling rack next to stove, top rack with paper towel

  10. Drop a tablespoonful of batter into the skillet at a time, don’t overcrowd the pan

  11. Fry each fritter for 2 minutes on each side

  12. Using a slotted spoon or wire basket spoon scoop out each fritter, shaking off oil

  13. Place on paper towel so it absorbs the extra oil

  14. Cook all the fritters and let cool on rack for ½ hour

  15. Mix together icing sugar, milk, lemon zest and lemon extract

  16. Place a cooling rack on parchment covered baking sheet covered

  17. Dip each fritter in lemon icing and place on cooling rack

  18. Once icing has set, place fritters on serving dish


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