Apple-Lemon Fritters

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These puffy, fruit-filled gems turn breakfast or brunch into a festive meal. Serve them with warmed applesauce, maple syrup or a dusting of confectioners’ sugar. Offer plenty of hot coffee and hot cider.

  • 4Servings


  • 1/2 cup whole milk or soymilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 Tbs. melted butter or soy margarine
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups (about 1 1/2 apples) diced apples
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs. lemon zest
  • 1 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying, or more as needed


Place milk, eggs and butter in large mixing bowl, and beat until well combined. Fold in cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt, and stir until well combined. Fold in apples, cinnamon, lemon zest and sugar.

Heat oil in large skillet or deep saucepan over medium heat. When hot, spoon fritter batter into oil, about 1/4 cup at a time, and fry until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oil, and place on several layers of paper towels to blot excess oil. Repeat until batter is used up.

To serve, place fritters on individual plates, and pass with selection of toppings.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 280
  • Carbohydrate Content: 35 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 120 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 350 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g