Apple Fritters with Honey Cinnamon Cream Cheese

2013-10-13 11.12.16-2As I mentioned in my last post, I have gone slightly apple-crazy lately.  After going apple-picking in Wisconsin, my friends and I came back with tons (I’m talking like 20 pounds) of delicious fresh apples, and I’ve been desperately trying to find recipes to use them all. I came across this one from Southern Bite and couldn’t wait to try it. One of my favorite parts of apple-picking are the fresh apple cider doughnuts, and I figured this could be my own spin on the delicious fried treat.

They turned out amazing! With the soft, sweet dough, large chunks of apple throughout, and a nice crunch to the outside, the consistency was mind-blowingly delicious. Plus, the honey cinnamon cream cheese added an additional layer of flavor that shouldn’t be skipped. This recipe gets 5 stars!

DSC02145Apple Fritters with Honey Cinnamon Cream Cheese

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 apples, finely chopped (about 2 cups chopped)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • powdered sugar
For the Honey Cinnamon Cream Cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

DSC02146Make the Honey Cinnamon Cream Cheese by stirring the honey and cinnamon into the softened cream cheese; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, all spice, and brown sugar. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and stir well. Stir in the apples.

In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil to about 350 degrees F. Once the oil is hot, drop the fritter batter by heaping tablespoonsful into the hot oil. Cook about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes then carefully flip the fritters over and cook another minute or so – or until golden brown.

DSC02148Drain the fritters on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with the Honey Cinnamon Cream Cheese.


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