Homemade Apple Fritters with Apple Pie Jam

I may have mentioned a time or two that I LOVE apple fritters.  I honestly find it hard to pass one up.  They stop me in my tracks at the grocery store, or I hear them calling my name from the Dunkin’ Donuts drive thru.  I’ve often thought that my heart has a little glaze on it, much like the apple fritter itself.  And if they’re warmed up…just don’t bother me.  I need a moment to myself.

I’ve never tried making them at home because I thought it would probably be too complicated. I mean, why make them if you can just buy them, right? Imagine my delight when I proved myself wrong.  I found an easy recipe and made it even easier when I tried using my Adams Apple Pie Jam.  This cuts out the whole “peeling, coring, dicing, and mixing with lemon juice” step.  And the good thing about apple fritters is they don’t have to be pretty, so you don’t have to feel like you’ve failed if they’re ugly.

Wanna give it a try? If you don’t have a jar of Adams Apple Pie Jam, you’ll need about 2-3 Granny Smith apples and some lemon juice. But why do all that work when you can just open a jar?  Go get some, or order here.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of Adams Apple Pie Jam (or 2-3 peeled, cored, and diced Granny Smith apples mixed with 2 tsp lemon juice)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature (place in a bowl of warm water while gathering ingredients)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • vegetable or canola oil, enough for filling frying pan halfway

Glaze: Blend together

  • 1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp (+/-) milk

Instructions:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, blend flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. If using apples and lemon juice, combine those in a separate bowl.
  3. Mix sugar and eggs on medium speed until fully combined.  Add flour mixture slowly and mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in Adams Apple Pie Jam or apples.
  5. Heat frying pan with oil to 375 degrees (or shimmering and sizzles when a drop of batter is added)
  6. Drizzle 1/4 cup batter into the oil in the shape of a fritter. Let fry until edges start to brown.  Flip and fry until opposite side is golden brown.
  7. Transfer to a paper towel-lined cooling rack and let cool.
  8.  Drizzle glaze over cooled fritters. ENJOY!

 

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