Loaded with fresh apples, these Glazed Apple Fritters
are the perfect treat for a cool Fall morning!
What is your ultimate weakness when it comes to food? Is it something sweet? Or maybe salty? Mine is easy…it’s apple fritters. There. I said it. I have an apple fritter problem. I can’t walk past them in the store without grabbing one. In fact, I have to be a bit strategic in my weekly grocery store runs. There is a corner near the bakery stocked with doughnuts…including apple fritters. I channel my inner Usain Bolt to get through this section unscathed. Little old ladies and kids: watch out! I’d hate to run you over with my shopping cart as I race past the apple fritters.
When my little sis got married last summer, she handed out small boxes of mini-apple fritters as folks left the reception. I somehow managed to save those bad boys until the next morning, and I gobbled them down sitting in the Nashville airport. Best breakfast ever. When we went back to visit her earlier this year, I made her take a special trip over to that doughnut store. Yup, that happened. Hey, I was on vacation, and nothing says vacation like an apple fritter!
Back when I lived in Atlanta, I commuted several days a week over to Athens, GA for grad school. If I timed the traffic just right, then I could make it door to parking spot in 1.5 hours. There was an awesome convenience store about half-way between my house and campus, and I’d always stop and grab a diet soda on the way to class. Every once in a while, I’d grab an apple fritter, too. (Yes, I am fully aware of the irony of getting a diet soda along with an apple fritter.) Hey, that apple fritter helped me battle the traffic. It was a necessity.
Until recently, I’d never actually made apple fritters at home. But since we are smack in the middle of apple season here in upstate New York, I decided it was time to give apple fritters a shot. After doing a bit of fritter research, I decided to go with the yeasted version. I recognize this adds a bit of time to the process, but apparently the non-yeasted version just doesn’t quite make it to apple fritter stardom. (I’m sure I’ll try the non-yeasted version at some point, and I’ll report back. But for now, we’re going with the yeast!)
We try to avoid frying food too often around here. I’ll still fry occasionally, but it’s all about moderation! Considering how apple fritters are my one true weakness, I think frying is completely justified on this occasion. This was my first attempt at making apple fritters, but I gotta say…they turned out great! They were incredibly tasty, although I may or may not have burned my tongue as I couldn’t wait long enough for them to cool. Oops.