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Apple Cinnamon Ricotta Fritters

  • Author: Krista
  • 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

Apple Filling:

  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Make the batter: in a small bowl combine dry ingredients – flour, sugar, apple pie spice, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together wet ingredients (ricotta, egg, and vanilla) then slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  4. 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.
  5. In a deep heavy pot, bring oil to 325°
  6. 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.
  7. Glaze – Whisk all ingredients (confectioners sugar, whole milk, vanilla and apple pie spice) together and spoon over warm fritters.
  8. Best enjoyed immediately, while warm!


  1. 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