Candy corn glaze on fried fritters.
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Apple Fritters with Candy Corn Sauce

These apple fritters with candy corn sauce are insanely delicious. Fluffy, sweet and soft fruit apple fritters are great for snack, breakfast or parties.

Apple fritters with candy corn sauce.

When it comes to indulging in sweet treats, few can resist the allure of a warm and crispy apple fritter. This delectable dessert, often enjoyed for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, features slices of juicy apples folded into a light and fluffy batter before being deep-fried to golden perfection. With its irresistible aroma and mouthwatering taste, the apple fritter has become a beloved treat around the world.

One of the most popular dessert (breakfast) are these deep-fried apple fritters glazed with simple icing. But wait, you can make them even better with simple and delicious 2 ingredient candy corn sauce.

Apple Fritters Recipe

Texture: soft, fluffy.
Taste: sweet with apples and candy corn.
Simplicity: quick to make, mix wet and dry ingredients, add apples and fry.
Meal Type: back to school, parties & holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and sweet party food.

Ingredients Needed

Candy corn, flour, diced apples, eggs, spices, milk, sugar.
  • All-Purpose Flour – this type of flour would be the best for this recipe.
  • Sugar – granulated white sugar.
  • Baking Powder – leavening agent.
  • Cinnamon – ground cinnamon added for flavor.
  • Eggs – to bind ingredients well.
  • Milk – to make the batter.
  • Vanilla Extract – to enhance the flavor.
  • Apples – chopped fresh apples
  • Oil – canola oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil etc.
  • Candy Corn – to make the sauce.
  • Water – for candy corn sauce.

How to make Apple Fritters

  1. (Get video and full recipe below). Prepare ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, apples, candy corn and water.
  2. Mix dry ingredients first: flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs with milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine dry and wet ingredients together, mix with spatula, add chopped apples.
  5. Heat oil on frying pan, drop 1/4 cup of a batter to the oil, fry fritters on both sides.
  6. In a medium saucepan melt candy corn with water, pour over fritters.
Flour, milk, apples, candy corn.

Apple Fritters with Candy Corn Tips

  • You might need more than 2 cups of oil, it depends how big is your frying pan.
  • You can use candy thermometer to fry your fritters, just heat oil until the temperature reads 360 F/365 F. Otherwise if you don’t have thermometer heat oil until it is hot.
  • Candy corn sauce might be sticky. This will depend on few factors. If you store fritters in hot humid condition, the glaze will be more watery. If you store fritters in colder environment, the glaze will be harder.
4 apple fritters with candy syrup.

Candy Corn Apple Fritter FAQ’s

What are apple fritters made of?

Apple fritters are a popular sweet treat made from a simple batter that is typically mixed with diced or sliced apples and deep-fried until golden brown. The main ingredients in apple fritters include: apples, batter, spices, sugar.

Why are my apple fritters soggy?

You need to fry them at high temperature, for 2-3 minutes on each side, or more time might be required. You don’t want to end up with undercooked friedcake. Soggy apple fritters can be the result of several factors in the cooking process. Here are some common reasons why your apple fritters might turn out soggy: over-mixing the batter, oil temperature, crowding the pan, fritters too thick or undercooking.

What apples to use?

You can use any that you have, however keep in mind that some apples might be mushy after frying. When making apple fritters, it’s important to choose apple varieties that are suitable for frying and will maintain their flavor and texture during the cooking process. Here are some apple varieties that work well for apple fritters: Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Cortland etc.

Is an apple fritter a donut or pastry?

An apple fritter is typically classified as a type of donut rather than a pastry. It’s a fried pastry that is made from a dough similar to that of a traditional yeast donut. The key characteristic of an apple fritter is the addition of diced or sliced apples and often a sweet glaze or icing. The apples provide a unique flavor and texture, and the frying process gives the fritter a crispy, golden exterior.

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Apple fritters with candy corn.

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Apple Fritters with Candy Corn Sauce

Fried fluffy apple fritters with homemade candy corn sauce.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 862kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups apples chopped
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon, set aside.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • In a large bowl whisk eggs with milk and vanilla extract.
    2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Add dry ingredients to wet, mix with spatula.
  • Add chopped apples, mix all ingredients together until well combined with spatula or spoon, don't over mix.
    2 cups apples
  • Preheat frying pan with oil, you can use candy thermometer if you have one until it reaches 360 F/365 F temperature. Otherwise, heat the oil until hot.
    2 cups oil
  • Remove from the pan once fully fried.
  • Drop about 1/4 cup of the batter to the oil, fry for about 2-3 minutes. Flip and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add candy corn and water to the saucepan, cook on low-medium heat for 2-4 minutes, whisk all the time until candy corn will dissolve. Pour the sauce over fritters.
    1/2 cup candy corn, 1 Tbsp. water
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian

Video

Notes

  • You might need more than 2 cups of oil, it depends how big is your frying pan.
  • You can use candy thermometer to fry your fritters, just heat oil until the temperature reads 360 F/365 F. Otherwise if you don’t have thermometer heat oil until it is hot.
  • Candy corn sauce might be sticky. This will depend on few factors. If you store fritters in hot humid condition, the glaze will be more watery. If you store fritters in colder environment, the glaze will be harder.
  • What apples to use? You can use any that you have, however keep in mind that some apples might be mushy after frying. If you would like firm friedcake pick: Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious etc.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 862kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 77gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 21gMonounsaturated Fat: 48gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 136IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 1mg
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    Update Notes: This recipe was originally posted 2013, it is updated with totally new & improved recipe.

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