Best served warm, these fragrant, golden Apple Fritters are by turns tender, crisp, and fruity. A simpler (no-yeast) alternative to sufganiyot—the traditional jam-filled Jewish doughnut served during Hanukkah —the fritters are studded with diced sweet apples and generously dusted with confectioners' sugar. Be forewarned: They can be addictively delicious. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 602.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Gently fold milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in apples.

  • Meanwhile, heat 2 inches of oil in a medium heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat until a thermometer registers 350 degrees. Set a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Working in batches, drop heaping tablespoons of dough into oil. (A small ice cream scoop works especially well for creating uniform-size fritters.) Cook, turning once, until puffed and golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to rack with a slotted spoon. Let cool slightly, dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve.

Cook's Notes

For a dairy-free version, use almond milk and margarine in lieu of the milk and butter in the ingredients list.

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Rating: 5 stars
I swapped 2 Tblsp. oil for the butter to give it a healthier edge, but the recipe in general is great. My whole family loved it.