These comforting confections flavored with tart Granny Smith apples and cinnamon are a traditional Hanukkah treat.



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  • In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. In another medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, 4 teaspoons oil, and eggs. Stir in flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  • In a large, heavy, high-sided skillet, heat 2 cups oil until it registers 375 degrees on a deep-fat or candy thermometer. (The oil should bubble rapidly when a drop of batter is added.) In batches, coat apples in batter and fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes per batch, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Toss apples in cinnamon sugar and serve immediately.

Reviews (3)

59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
I cook and bake constantly... Seldom any problem... Yesterday was Shuffleboard... I was out to please and impress. Thank God I had made cookies and apple donuts also, because these fritter rings were an awful greasy mess. Is the buttermilk amount correct, or should it have been 2/3 cup buttermilk? It came out such a thin, greasy mess. Runny like a too thin tempura. Greasy. Not edible. All had to be discarded. $4.00 in apples... in the trash... Bewildered.
Rating: 5 stars
OMG! Just made these. They are amazing. Imade only half a batch of batter, but it was enough for15 rings and 3 chopped up apple fritters to finish it off. If you like cinnamon, I would recommend adding more as the flavour was very subtle. Will make sgain and again.
Rating: Unrated
What a great coincidence! My son was born 14 years ago today after I went to a folk festival where I just couldn't eat enough of the apple fritters. I had no idea how to make them but now they can be a special treat for the birthday celebration tonight. Thank you!