Baked Apple Fritters


For the Fritters

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced apples
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used whole milk)


  • 1 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold
  • 3/4 cups finely diced apples
  • 3/8ths cup milk (I used whole milk)

For the broiled glaze

(for the half recipe, just make this one, with 2.5tbsp of milk)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

For the finishing glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until pea sized. (Toaster: 375F convect)
  2. Gently stir in the apples. Then add the milk, stirring just until combined.
  3. Drop by 2-inch spoonfuls onto a well greased baking sheet. (makes about 12-15 fritters – half is 6) Make the dough mounts flatish (hockey pucks vs mounds)
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes or until just lightly browned. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Then remove the fritters from the oven, turn the broiler on and immediately brush with the glaze.
  5. Place the fritters under the boiler, about 3 inches away and broil for 2-4 minutes until the glaze is browned and caramelized. Rotate the pan if needed.
  6. Let cool on wire rack for several minutes. Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk for the last glaze and brush onto the warm fritters. The are best enjoyed warm.