Italian Apple Fritter Recipe

Nothing is a sweeter, more authentic Italian dessert than this apple fritter recipe, in Italian called "frittelle di mele".

Extremely popular, especially in Northern Italy, this treat is easy to create and makes an appearance at festivals across the country.

Make some for your little sweetie and they will love you for it!

Apple Fritter Recipe

Serves 6

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • ¾ cups warm water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups vegetable or olive oil
  • 3 large apples
  • 1 tsp of grappa or rum (optional)
  • granulated or powdered sugar for dusting

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Preparing Step Italian Apple Fritter

Begin by preparing the batter. In a bowl, dissolve the dry yeast into the warm water. Add the flour, sugar, salt, and egg yolk. (Here is where you would add the alcohol if you plan on using it!) Mix together until it is smooth.

Let this batter rest for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the apples by peeling, coring and slicing them into thin rings. When it's time, heat a pan with oil until a drop of batter sizzles on contact. Then take each ring and dip it quickly in the batter, coating each side. Drop them into the hot oil and let each side cook until golden. Remove them with a slotted spoon, and let them rest on a paper towel covered plate to drain them of any excess oil.

While they are still warm, toss them in a bowl gently with whichever sugar you prefer. Serve the fritters immediately - as a special occasion dessert or just an everyday sweet treat your family is guaranteed to love!

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