Apple Fritter Bites

Apple Fritter Bites – a delightful autumn indulgence that will undoubtedly become a staple in your fall recipe repertoire. These delectable treats boast authentic apple flavor, reminiscent of cozy autumn days, while offering a lighter, guilt-free alternative to traditional fried fritters.

Crafted with care, these doughnut-like fritters are airy and moist, generously studded with soft pieces of fresh apple. What sets them apart is the irresistible apple cider glaze, perfectly balancing sweetness and tanginess, with a delightful crackly crust that adds an extra layer of indulgence.

What’s more, these Apple Fritter Bites are baked, not fried, making them a healthier option without compromising on taste. So, feel free to indulge in seconds or even thirds with a little less guilt.

Here’s how to whip up a batch of these irresistible treats:


  • Cooking spray (nonstick)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 medium Honeycrisp or Gala apples, finely chopped
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp apple juice or cider


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat together the melted butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and applesauce, mixing until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined. Gently fold in the chopped apples.
  5. Using a tablespoon, scoop out portions of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each fritter.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, then switch the oven to broil on high.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and apple juice or cider until smooth and pourable.
  8. Brush the glaze over the tops of the partially baked fritters, allowing some to run down the edges. Broil for 2-4 minutes, rotating the pan as needed, until the glaze begins to bubble and caramelize.
  9. Remove from the oven and generously coat the fritters with the remaining glaze.
  10. Allow the glaze to set for 15 minutes before serving.

Enjoy these irresistible Apple Fritter Bites as a perfect autumn snack or dessert, guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for all things cozy and delicious.

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