Apple fritters with cinnamon sugar
Waitrose and Partners

Apple fritters with cinnamon sugar

These sweet and dainty fritters feature royal gala apples swept in a light batter. 

Please note, the ingredients in this recipe are not certified kosher as sold by Waitrose.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time35 mins

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  • 3 royal gala apples, peeled and cut into 1.5cm pieces
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • L litres sunflower oil, for deep frying

For the batter

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 orange (scrubbed), zest
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 60ml whole milk


  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the batter ingredients with a pinch of salt, then fold in the apples. In a shallow, wide bowl or tray, combine the sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Pour sunflower oil into a deep pan until it’s a bit under halfway full, then heat until the oil reaches about 170ºC on a sugar thermometer or a piece of bread sizzles in 15 seconds.

  2. Use two spoons to scoop up 3-4 pieces of apple lightly coated in batter and carefully lower into the hot oil (don’t add too much batter with the apples or the fritters will be soggy). Cook for 2-3 minutes until deep golden, turning over with a slotted spoon halfway through. Take out and drain with the slotted spoon; blot on kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

  3. Repeat with the remaining apple mixture, keeping the oil temperature at 170°C. While the fritters are still warm, roll them in the cinnamon sugar. Serve straightaway on their own or with some vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, if liked.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,605kJ/ 383kcals



Saturated Fat












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