Apple fritters

Apple fritters are a really delicious dessert, typical of Trentino Alto Adige in Italy, where apples are used a lot in pastry.

The apple fritters are really simple and quick to prepare and are served as a dessert after a meal or for a delicious snack, but also to accompany a few seconds. So let’s see how to make apple fritters.


  • 3 apples
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • ½ cup sugar

For the batter

  • 1 and ½ cup of 00 flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanillin
  • 2 eggs
  • A pinch of salt

For frying

  • Seed oil to taste

For powdering

  • Powdered sugar to taste


Start from the realization of the batter, needed to dip the apples, which you will prepare shortly. Then, take a large bowl and add the milk, egg yolks, vanillin, and previously sifted flour to avoid the formation of lumps.

Mix everything well, using a whisk and continue to work the batter until it is smooth and homogeneous and especially when all the ingredients have melted completely. Let the batter just obtained rest for about 20 minutes in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites kept aside first to which you will add 2 tablespoons of sugar. When the egg whites are well whipped add them to the batter prepared before, taking care to make movements from top to bottom so as to continue to collect air inside your mixture and do not disassemble the egg whites. Now the batter is really ready.

Now, peel the apples, remove the central core with the appropriate tool and then make slices at most a couple of centimeters. Thickness is important for perfect cooking. Put the slices already created in a baking dish with lemon juice so that these do not blacken.

Finish the preparation of the slices, remove the lemon juice, dry the apple and pass them in the sugar on both sides. Put a pot with plenty of seed oil to heat and when it is hot, pass the apple slices in the batter.

Drain the batter in excess and then put the pancakes to cook in the oil. Halfway through cooking, turn the apple fritters so that they cook perfectly on both sides, thus obtaining a homogeneous result.

Continue with all the pancakes and then sprinkle with icing sugar before serving them to your guests still warm.


Store the apple fritters for a day at most covered with cling film. The tip, however, is to consume them hot to appreciate the crunchy batter.

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