Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Apple Fritters on Doughnut Day

Last week was my family's yearly doughnut making day.


Good times and good food!

I've already shared my mom's potato doughnut recipe. None of us would think of messing with that great tradition.


But this year we also tried something new - apple fritters. The dough was similiar to the rich doughnut dough - with the addition of cinnamon and grated apples.

And the results were yummy! I think we have a new tradition.

We also used a new glaze recipe this year which we liked even better than are normal recipe. We used the glaze for both doughnuts and the apple fritters.

Want to try it? Grab your largest bowl and maybe a friend or two and have fun!

Apple Fritters

2 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 cups warm water
1 1/4 cup butter
3 T yeast
2 1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
4 cups grated apples
6 eggs
approximately 5 lb flour

Mix all ingredients together except flour. You will want a large bowl to handle this big batch! Add flour a few cups at a time until it makes a soft dough. It should be slightly sticky, but not too sticky to handle. Cover dough and allow to rise until double, about 1 hour. On a floured counter, roll out dough and cut. Traditionally apple fritters are cut into squares. But since we had the doughnut cutter out, we cut them into circles. Place on floured baking sheet and allow to rise about 30 minutes. Fry apple fritters in hot oil on both sides and drain. Glaze while still warm. Cool.

2 lb powdered sugar
1 stick butter, very soft
3 tsp vanilla
1 cup hot water

Stir all ingredients together until well blended. Do not heat. Dip warm doughnuts or apple fritters into glaze. Allow to drip on a cooling rack.


  1. I would have loved to be there to smell all the yummy smells in your kitchen that day. It looks like so much fun.

  2. That looks so good, wish I was there to have a taste ; ) Thank you so very much for sharing. Greetings from The Netherlands.

  3. Fun family times and good eats! I am intrigued by the dowels with the dripping glazed donuts! I called my husband over to have a look:)

    1. Betty
      A neighbor lent us her set-up for glazing. The dowels sat on a wood frame with a slot for each dowel rod. A large baking sheet underneath caught all the drips! It was a far better set-up then we ever had before and only took a few scraps of wood and some dowels to make!

    2. Love that idea, Gina..must remember that for the next time I make a big batch of donuts!

  4. Do you have an idea how many fritters this recipe yields? I'm thinking about trying it! Thanks!

    1. It depends how big you make the fritters. I think around 5 or 6 dozen. Certainly enough for the freezer!

  5. Those all look delicious especially the apple fritters. How many doughnuts and apple fritters did you end up making this year? Do you freeze them for later in the year or what? Love your blog!

    1. I'm not sure how many we made this year. A lot? We freeze them as soon as they are cool and only get out as many as we need for a meal. They taste a lot better if they are kept in the freezer. We divided the doughnuts out among six families. I doubt any of us will have them last for more than a few weeks.


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