Apple Fritter Doughnuts


  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

Preparation Method:

  • Toss the grated apple with the lemon zest, juice, and the cinnamon and let sit for a few minutes (to soften the apple).
  • Whisk the sour cream, 1/2 cup of sugar and egg yolks to blend.
  • Stir in the grated apple (including any juices). In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Stir this into the sour cream mixture until blended, then stir in the melted butter.
  • Whip the egg whites until foamy then add 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue whipping until they hold a soft peak.
  • Fold the whites into the batter and use right away.
  • Pour the oil into a tabletop deep fryer following manufacturer’s instructions (or into a large, deep pot so that it is only filled about 3 inches).
  • Heat the oil to 350F (use a candy thermometer if cooking doughnuts in a pot).
  • Have a baking tray lined with paper towel, with a cooling rack placed over it.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop and carefully drop scoops of batter into the oil, making sure there is enough room between them to cook evenly. Cook the fritters for about 3 minutes on each side, then remove using a slotted spoon and let drain and cool for at least 10 minutes before dusting and enjoying.
  • The fritters can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature on the day they are cooked.

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