Glazed Apple Fritters

A cast iron deep fryer on a gas camp stove bubbling as it cooks apple fritters.

Fresh apples are hand-battered before being deep-fried to create these tempting glazed apple fritters. Not to be confused with apple fritter doughnuts, these are a different but equally delicious dessert. You can dust them with confectioners sugar right before serving.

You can cut the apples any way you want. We’ve cut these ones to look like chips, so they are easy to pick up with your fingers. Although any apple can be used, Granny Smith apples are the best for cooking because of their firm texture and tart flavor.

When deep frying outdoors be extra careful of spillage and fires. There is an extra element of risk with this method of cooking which shouldn’t be underestimated. Children should also be closely supervised if helping to deep-fry this dessert.

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A blue camp plate is stacked with glazed apple fritters shaped like chips.
Once cooked and glazed the apple fritters can be served as a finger food dessert.
A plastic zip lock bag is filled with apples and lemon juice.
Place the cut apples and lemon juice in a plastic bag until needed, this stops the apples from browning.
A stainless steel camp bowl is filled with pieces of apple covered in a thick batter.
Fold the apples through the batter until they are well covered.
A cooling rack is topped with golden brown apple fritters shaped like chips.
Placing the deep fried apples on a cooling rack helps drain any excess oil and cool the fritters.
A cast iron deep fryer on a gas camp stove bubbling as it cooks apple fritters.
Add enough apple pieces to not touch and crowd the pot.

Glazed Apple Fritters Recipe

A cast iron deep fryer on a gas camp stove bubbling as it cooks apple fritters.
Fresh apples are hand-battered before being deep-fried to create these tempting Glazed Apple Fritters. 
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
MethodDeep Fry



  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk full cream milk


  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 6 teaspoons milk

To cook

  • canola oil as needed


  • 1 plastic zip lock bag
  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 small bowls
  • deep fryer
  • cooling rack



  • Peel, core, and chop the apples into chunks.
  • Place the apples and lemon juice in the zip lock bag then mix and put aside until needed.


  • In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the sugar and eggs until well combined.
  • Slowly add the egg mixture to the bowl of the dry ingredients while gently mixing but being careful not to over stir. Add the milk and mix in. Put aside until needed.


  • In a small bowl add the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, and half the milk. Stir to combine.
  • Add the additional milk as needed to create a pourable consistency glaze.

To Cook

  • Place the oil in the deep fryer and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Add the apple slices to the batter and fold through to cover.
  • Place the battered apples into the deep fryer and cook until golden brown. Remove and place on a cooling rack to drain any excess oil and cool.
  • When the fritters are cool, dip in the glaze and return to the cooling rack to set. Serve at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 272mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 112IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg

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