Yield: about 1 dozen
Active Time: 30 minutes
Start to Finish: 30 minutes
For this recipe you’ll need:
Oil for frying
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 large red apple, such as Honeycrisp or Fuji, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch dice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot until it reaches 365°.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices. Stir in the diced apple.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla and milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and add the melted butter. Mix until just combined.
Use a large spoon to carefully drop dollops of the dough into the oil. Fry the donuts 3 or 4 at a time for about 1 to 2 minutes per side or until deep golden brown. Adjust the flame under the pot as they cook to keep the temperature as close to 365º as possible.
Using a skimmer, transfer the donuts to a rack set over a sheet tray. Allow to cool before glazing.
Stir together the glaze ingredients, and drizzle the glaze over the fritters with a spoon. (Alternatively, the fritters can be sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar while warm.)