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French Apple Beignets (Apple Fritters)

French Apple Beignets (Apple Fritters)

 

Light Airy Apple Beignets
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Apple Beignets (Apple Fritters)

These are  fluffy and airy inside with a lightly crispy exterior.  Sprinkle with a little confectioners sugar or serve with maple syrup for dipping and yummm πŸ™‚ 

This beignet recipe is EASY.  The dough made in one pot and then deep fried but don't be scared by deep frying, you can use a regular pot on the stove (like I did) if you don't have a deep fryer.

Course Baking, Brunch, Cake, Dessert, Fruit
Cuisine canadian, French
Keyword Apple Beignet, Apple Fritter, Beignets, Fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 2" Beignets
Author Sabrina Currie

Ingredients

  • 1 c Water
  • 1/2 c Salted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 c Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 c Apples, Peeled and Diced 1/8"
  • Vegetable Oil For deep frying
  • Confectioners Sugar, Granulated Sugar or Maple Syrup For serving

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized pot, heat water, sugar and butter until it comes to a boil, then remove from heat.
    Melting butter in water for fritters
  2. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon and then add flour and stir well.  It will be lumpy at first but keep stirring until it comes together in a ball and leaves the sides of the pan.
    Add flour mixture to hot water and butter
  3. Add in eggs one at a time, stirring after each one until fully incorporated.  The batter will become nice and glossy by the time all 4 eggs are incorporated.
    Adding eggs to beignet mixture
  4. Stir in the chopped apples.
    Add apples to glossy beignet batter
  5. Pre heat 2-3 inches of oil in deep fryer set to 350' F or a pot on the stove set to medium.
    Deep frying beignets
  6. Once oil is hot (test by dropping a small drop of batter in, if it starts to bubble right away, the oil is ready) carefully drop batter in by heaping teaspoons.  You can make these larger but they will expand a lot.  Mine more than doubled while cooking.  Only add as many as can fit in one layer with a little space between each one. 
    Browning the apple fritters
  7. Cook until brown on one side, then flip and brown on the other side.  These take approximately 5 minutes per batch.  If they are browning too fast or too slow, adjust your heat accordingly.
    Finished apple beignets
  8. Once browned, remove with slotted spoon to a wire rack or paper towel lined plate to drain and then sprinkle with confectioners sugar, dip in granulated sugar or serve with maple syrup to dip as desired.
    Beignets sprinkled with sugar