All the fall feels right here! What’s better than fried dough with glaze on top!
These little fritters are a special treat! They remind me of funnel cakes at the fair but jazzed up a touch with the ricotta and warm fall flavors of apple and cinnamon. But feel free to swap the apples with fruit, like raspberries or even try my Lemon Blueberry Fritters!
Baking with ricotta has become my new thing! While baking isn’t necessarily my specialty I have found ricotta makes your baked goods so light and fluffy! I highly recommend you give it a try!
Apple Cinnamon Ricotta Fritters
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Deep Fry
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 + 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tablespoon apple pie spice
- 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- splash of vanilla
- 1 apple – peeled and diced very small
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon apple pie spice
- 1 quart Canola Oil – for deep frying
- 1 C confectioners sugar
- 2 TBL heavy cream or whole milk
- large splash of vanilla
- 1/4 tsp apple pie spice
- Make the apple filling: In a pot add the diced apples, sugar, apple pie spice, and a splash of water. Simmer over low heat until apples are soft.
- Make the batter: in a small bowl combine dry ingredients – flour, sugar, apple pie spice, baking powder, and salt.
- In a medium bowl whisk together wet ingredients (ricotta, egg, and vanilla) then slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
- When apples are soft combine with the batter. Note – only add half to start with, if apples are well-distributed in the batter you may not need all of it, depending how big your apple is.
- In a deep heavy pot, bring oil to 325°
- Using a scoop or spoon gently place the dough into the hot oil. Allow to brown and flip over. Continue to cook and flip until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to drain.
- Glaze – Whisk all ingredients (confectioners sugar, whole milk, vanilla and apple pie spice) together and spoon over warm fritters.
- Best enjoyed immediately, while warm!
- If you don’t have, or can’t find, aple pie spice you can sub with a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice
Keywords: apple, fritters, cinnamon, apple, fall food, dessert, sweet treat
Vince Fukes says
Thank you, Vince! I really appreciate the feedback!
Great taste! I had some trouble with my fritters getting too browned but the inside was raw. I don’t fry a lot, so this just may be my inexperience. I backed the oil temperature down to 300 degrees and it was moderately better. Perhaps this is a practice makes perfect recipe. I loved the taste and the texture on the few that turned out, but lost several of the fritter because they were burned on the outside but raw in the middle. Any tips to get this to come out better? Thanks.
Hi Danielle, thank you so much for trying my recipe, I very much appreciate it! I’m sorry the fritters didn’t turn out. The most likely cause is the oil was too hot, there is a bit of a learning curve to deep frying. I like to start with only one fritter at first to make sure I don’t have the oil too hot or not hot enough. Potentially the fritters could have been a little too big so it was taking too long to cook thru to the inside. Hopefully, this is helpful, please let me know if you have any other questions. And thank you for bringing this to my attention, I will add these tips to the blog post! Thank you again for visiting my blog, I hope you have a great 2022!