Easy as Pie: Apple Fritters {Guest Post}

One of my best buddies is celebrating with us today. Katrina of In Katrina’s Kitchen has done something few seem to be willing to do anymore and that makes me happy. She fried apples! Not baked, but fried! I’ve never had an apple fritter but boy do I want one now! I think these would be a great addition to a scoop of ice cream. PS Do you have any idea how torturous it is to look at food pictures and posts before eating breakfast? I should know better by now.

We are a house divided when it comes to apples. I like them green and room temperature; my husband likes them red and ice cold. It’s amazing we are still married after all these years. This is important stuff! Although I need to remind him occasionally who is the apple expert in our home I am a nice person so I buy him those ginormous Red Delicious apples and put them in a huge bowl in our refrigerator. I didn’t even steal from his stash to make these Easy as Pie Apple Fritters.

It’s not often that I fry something and when I do there’s a little part of me that tries to make myself feel guilty. Normally I just shove a cookie in her tiny mouth and tell her I’ll listen to her concerns in about 20 minutes. Anyway I knew that it was okay to bring this dessert to Rachel’s apple party because she loves apples and **bonus** she’s not afraid of fried foods! Woohoo!

This apple fritter really is easy to make. I like it because it is technically more apple than fritter so that makes it healthier, right? ;) Core and slice up an apple, cover it in pancake batter, and give it a minute in some canola oil. A dusting of powdered sugar is the perfect final touch!

Easy as Pie: Apple Fritters

Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple


  • 2 apples peeled and cored
  • C pancake batter prepared
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Canola oil
  • Powdered sugar


  • In a deep fryer or large skillet heat oil to 350F°. How much you need will depend on the size and depth of the pan you are using.
  • Slice your peeled and cored apple into thin 1/8 inch strips.
  • Add pumpkin pie spice (or apple pie spice) to your prepared pancake batter.
  • Dip apple rings in batter before frying for 1 - 2 minutes until golden brown. Carefully flip about halfway through.
  • Remove with tongs or a fork and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • When finished frying and slightly cooled, dust with powdered sugar if desired.

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Check out some other fun recipes by Katrina: Homemade butterfingers, Salted caramel cheesecake shooters and Biscoff mousse.

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15 Responses to “Easy as Pie: Apple Fritters {Guest Post}”

  1. #
    Amy (Savory Moments) — September 10, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Oh boy – these look delicious! A perfect fall treat!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 10, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Sometimes frying is necessary and yes, apples = healthy no matter what:-)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Thanks for having me! I can’t wait to try some of these delicious apple recipes. What a fun party this is!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — September 10, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Anything with apple in it is healthy in my book…even fried ones. I do happen to like red apples at room temperature…I like that you shared that little tidbit about you and your hubby! I really wish I had eaten breakfast before seeing this…this is all I want now:-)

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    Tracey — September 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I wonder if Katrina delivers, I could totally go for one of these for a late morning snack! :) I have totally gotten over my fear of frying so these will be happening sooner rather than later in my kitchen.

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    carrian — September 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I have a similar recipe about to be posted, but now I’m dying to try your version! LOVE the batter idea. So simple!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — September 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Katrina, this is just too fun and easy. I’m making fritters for breakfast tomorrow!

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    Kate@Diethood — September 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    ~Slurp… YUM!
    If this little baby wasn’t clinging onto me as much as she is today, I would soooo run up to the kitchen and make these right away!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    How fabulous are these!! Adore!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    uh, AWESOME! frying fruit is always a plus haha

  11. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Love these! Wonder if it will get my kid to eat more fruit :)

  12. #
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — September 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Yum- welcome fall!!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Oh! Apple fritters! I made the fried version (the kind with more dough :)) a few weeks ago and they were SO good that I ate them all at once. And that’s why I’m kind of against fried food. It’s just so good and then you eat it all and then you can’t move. Or at least with me.

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    amanda @ fake ginger — September 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Oooh, I’ve been wanting to try this! They look so yummy!

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    Paula — September 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Apple fritters made with pancake batter. I could do this! Love that you put pumpkin pie spice in them.

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