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Apple Fritters

Yellow transparent apples are the earliest summer apple. They were originally brought to North America from Russia and do well in our climate. They are a wonderful baking apple...great for pies and applesauce. They are usually ready sometime in July, and I make apple fritters at least once while the apples are fresh on the tree. Yesterday was the day!

Apple Fritters:
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 apples pared and diced (2 cups or more)
  1. Blend dry ingredients.
  2. Beat egg and add milk; pour into flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  3. Add apples to batter and blend.
  4. Drop batter from spoon into hot oil.
  5. Cook until golden on one side...turn and cook until done.
Yield: 12 - 15 fritters

Serve with sugar or Roger's Golden syrup and a good cup of coffee!

This recipe comes from 'The Mennonite Treasury of Recipes'.


  1. Judy, I did not know that transparent apples came from Russia. I so agree with how wonderful they are for baking. We had a tree growing up and I've peeled countless bags of those apples.
    Your fritters are just wonderful looking. . .what time did you say coffee is?

  2. We had three apple trees in our yard, two were transparents! I didn't realize they were from Russia. My mother was of Ukrainian Russian decent, now I'm wondering if my parents bought the house because of those trees! They're deceased so I can't even ask them! Mom made the best pie in town too....many summers spent constantly picking apples off the ground and peeling for the freezer. Thanks for the memories!!
    Yummy recipe...thanks for that too!

    Peace Giggles

  3. Apple fritters..too funny Judy, I had made them, had pics and all and when I checked the blog..there they were! Fantastic..these look so good and since I just had them I know they are good..hehe

  4. A fresh apple fritter sounds good right about now!

  5. my mom makes those, my kids won't let me.....i know being health concious is very good, but every once in awhile a deep fried anything would be nice. i should talk to my mom...;-). they look GREAT!

  6. Judy your fritters look great. I wonder if this is the kind of tree I have...

  7. I love that mennonite cookbook..your apple fritters look just wonderful.I'll have to make them soon..when our apples ae ready. Thanks for your recipes

  8. Oh yum! You've gotta love those Mennonite Treasury cookbooks. :) These look fantastic!

  9. When I make apple fritters, I use apple junks, 1/4 or 1/8 of an apple, dip it into the batter, and then into the oil. Have never tried it this way. When I take them out of the oil, put them onto paper towel to absorb some of the fat,then roll them in icing sugar. Dairymary

  10. Okay, so now I admit I'm hooked. You've done it this time! I love Apple fritters and these look wonderful! Hmmmm wonder if I can talk Donna into trying this recipe...

  11. delicious! we added cinnamon 2 the sugar topping , and it tastes really good. we have 16 apple trees , 3 of which r this type of apple ....
    now we have a new idea 2 do with apples ! thank u for sharing this recipe!


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