Apple fritters recipe - baking (2024)

Some people call it apple turnovers, others call it apple fritters. One thing is certain: they are delicious and should certainly not be missing next to the oliebollen. Enjoy these delicious home-baked apple turnovers with this apple turnovers recipe!

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Vary with fritters

You can also make fritters from other fruit, such as apricots (fresh or dried), pineapple slices, plums, banana pieces, pear quarters or prepared stewed pears in quarters.You can find the recipe for it here!Make sure all the fruit is completely dry before adding it to the batter. If you want, you can also mix the cinnamon with some flour and 'bread' the fruits with it; this way they are really dry.

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List of ingredients

  • For the apple turnovers
  • 6 to 8 large gold nets
  • cinnamon, to dust the apples
  • 200 gr of flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 250 ml beer
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Further needed
  • sunflower or peanut oil, for frying
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Make apple fritters

Preheat the oil to 180°C in a deep fryer or large cast iron pan.

Peel the apples and remove the core with an apple corer. Cut the apples into slices about a centimeter thick. Dust the apples with cinnamon to taste and make sure it is evenly distributed.

For the batter, mix the flour and salt in a bowl. Gradually add the beer and mix until a smooth batter. Finally, add the egg and mix briefly.

Baking apple fritters

Dip the apple slices in the batter so that they are covered on all sides. Using two forks, slide the discs into the hot oil. Fry the fritters for 4 to 6 minutes until golden, turning halfway through.

Let them drain on a few layers of kitchen paper and serve them (lukewarm) warm, dusted with icing sugar. You can briefly reheat cooled apple fritters in the oven at 160 °C.

Photo’s: Harold Pereira

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Comments (29)

Rita Polman2016-12-28 17:28:06

I put the apple slices in the cinnamon sugar just before baking. I also use self-raising flour. But......1.probably because of the sugar it splatters incredibly during baking!! 2.don't like the dough shell. Now go try your recipe.

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Rutger2016-12-29 10:41:58

Hi! Because icing sugar is added after baking and the apples are already sweet, I never add extra sugar. I don't think you'll miss it, they're good enough already. In my batter, the beer and egg ensure the rising effect of the dough. I'd like to hear your thoughts about it!

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Irma2016-12-28 17:29:18

I have actually been making them myself for a long time since the bakers have not baked them this way for a long time. Thanks again for your recipe! I also always make a few pineapple fritters... just as tasty!

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Rutger2016-12-29 10:40:26

That's very tasty too! It is delicious with lots of fruit, including banana or crushed dried apricots.

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Janneke2016-12-28 19:37:55

Hi Rutger, I always make a batter with yeast for apple fritters. Do you know if the effect is very different from your batter?

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Rutger2016-12-29 10:39:48

To be honest, I've never made them with yeast, so I can't really tell you the difference.

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Willem2020-12-28 12:09:13

If you make them with yeast, you probably won't use beer. In Rutger's recipe the beer works like yeast (beer contains yeast).

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Rutger2020-12-30 09:40:33

The beer indeed ensures that the batter is airy. But you can also use beer as a liquid in a batter that does use yeast.

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Henk2016-12-30 14:45:46

50 grams of sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 4 gold grains, 3 cl. Rum or tequilla 125 gr. Flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt, 2 egg yolks, 3/4 cup lager beer, 2 egg whites
Mix sugar and cinnamon, peel apples, cut out the core 0.75-1 cm. Sprinkle slices with cinnamon sugar mixture and rum, let it absorb and baste the apples with the juice that comes out.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, add egg yolks and a tablespoon of oil, slowly stir beer into batter, beat egg whites until stiff and fold in carefully! Oil at 180 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Then you have really super nice apple turnovers.

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Josien2017-12-30 17:03:09

The apple turnovers were done according to the recipe and I have never had such beautiful apple turnovers before. And that after 30 years!!

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Rutger2018-01-02 08:13:49

Great to hear! Enjoy it!

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emmy2018-01-01 12:15:09

I make them with butter. 1 pack oliebollen mix, 62 gr. butter, 2 eggs and about 750 ml milk and about 8 to 9 apples. Melt the butter, mix it into the oliebollen mix, add the eggs and the milk little by little until it has the right thickness. Peel the apples, remove the core with an apple corer and cut the apples into slices. Mix sugar with cinnamon and stir the apples into the batter and then into the oil at approximately 180 degrees. When the underside is brown, turn. Remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon and let them drain. These apple turnovers do not stick together. Enjoy your meal.

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Juliet2018-12-29 14:11:32

Approximately how many aopel fritters do you get from this recipe?

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Beatrix Hulshoff2020-11-15 15:30:22

With memories of my Mom making these for my boys, I used your recipe this morning. Great recipe!!! It's 1968 again.

I'll take these to church and let my Virginia friends try them.

Thank you very much.🙂
Beatrix Hulshoff.

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Barbara2020-12-11 12:41:03

Still a bit confusing: if you say that one person calls this apple turnovers and the other calls apple fritters, then those two sweet treats would be the same....
And of course that is not the case.
As far as I know, an apple turnover is made with puff pastry as a crust (and then baked in the oven), while with apple fritters the apple slices are dipped in a batter, then fried in oil or fat.
So your recipe is for apple fritters!

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Tina2021-12-30 19:08:54

We also call this variant apple turnovers, just like the triangles of puff pastry from the oven
For us, an apple fritter is an apple slice between two rounds of puff pastry with some almond paste in the hole of the apple slice.

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Gea2021-12-27 14:33:28

In Groningen we have been calling this for as long as I know (I'm 65).
We call it apple turnovers!

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Femke2021-12-29 20:53:36

Here also! Rotterdam area. And indeed: that's what we call the puff pastry version. Case of hom*onym ;-)

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Rutger2020-12-13 13:11:53

That's right. It's confusing. To ensure that people can find this recipe via Google, I have used both names. And whatever you call it, they're both delicious :)

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H van Dijk2020-12-15 19:58:13

How many apple turnovers is this recipe for?

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linda2021-01-02 16:50:20

36 large apple fritters

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H van Dijk2020-12-15 21:12:39

Already see the answer

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Marjolijn2020-12-27 13:25:06

I have actually been making your oliebollen and apple fritters every New Year's Eve for about 3 years now. Always a great success! Only this year I am pregnant and more careful with alcohol in my food. This batter contains beer, can it be replaced with something else?

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Greet2021-12-27 20:45:39

You can just use beer. When the apple fritters are ready, the alcohol has long evaporated

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Rutger2020-12-30 09:44:01

You can also use (butterm)milk. Then also add a little bit of baking powder.

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Wilma2020-12-30 12:27:07

How much is a little and can you put the amount of milk in the same proportion as beer?
Should the milk also be lukewarm?

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Anna2020-12-30 01:20:45

Use 0.0 beer

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maria2020-12-28 13:29:48

Does it matter which beer you use?

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Rutger2020-12-30 09:39:21

That doesn't matter very much.

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Rudi2021-12-26 05:01:56

That certainly matters a lot. Huge difference between pilsner and trappist.

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Edith2021-12-30 22:49:36

Which beer will you recommend?

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Got it2020-12-28 16:42:16

Hoi,
There is nothing in your description about how long the batter needs to be prepared in advance. Can you use it immediately or is it better to let it rest for a while before baking the apple turnovers? I remember in the past that the batter was always left to rest for a while with a tea towel before the apple turnovers were baked. Gr Helern

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Kartini2020-12-31 10:58:02

That is only for batter that needs to rise, such as oliebollen batter. Use this batter immediately and, if it has stood still for a longer period of time, stir it well before use.

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Rutger2020-12-30 09:37:48

Hi! It is not necessary to let the batter rest, but it can't hurt either.

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G. S2020-12-30 00:00:39

Letting it rise was for the oliebollen, with us it was indeed placed in front of the stove with a tea towel over it

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Wil2020-12-30 13:30:30

I separate the eggs and beat the egg white until stiff. I carefully mix that with the batter. This ensures that the batter sticks to the apple better and does not sink to the bottom of the pan.

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Marjoram2020-12-30 18:09:07

Instead of 2 forks, my father uses a curved knitting needle! (at the bottom like a kind of fishhook) you fish them straight through the batter and into the pan and out again.

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Lydia2021-12-31 19:12:04

Thanks for this super useful tip. Baking apple turnovers has never been so easy.
Delicious batter too Rutger!

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Rutger2021-01-11 11:41:31

Super handy! Great tip!

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Maritha2020-12-30 20:46:36

Great recipe!! Made two minor adjustments. Because I only had spelled flour at home that I used. And the apple slices, to make them drier, are not mixed with flour, but with powder for pastry cream from the baker, enjoy!!

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Wendy2021-12-31 00:44:05

Or custard.. that's delicious too

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Michelle2020-12-31 05:54:45

Hi Rutger,
Can you also make this without an egg? Do you have any tips for replacement?
Greetings, Michelle

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Rutger2021-01-11 11:38:46

I have no substitute for that for this recipe.

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Margot2020-12-31 11:03:54

Hi Rutger,

We live in France and we love Dutch. Traditions are high, so let's bake today.
Thanks for your recipe.

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Arjan2020-12-31 15:17:52

Bad recipe, sorry. The oliebollen are great, but these are really the ugliest I have seen.

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Rutger2021-01-11 11:31:22

Hi Arjan. Very sorry to hear, what exactly went wrong? The apple turnovers in the photo (as we bake them every year) are really the same recipe.

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Sara2021-01-01 13:05:16

I made them yesterday and they looked terrible on me too. And kind of white layer on the outside. I think it's the beer? (It wasn't because of the fat, fried in sunflower oil and the oliebollen were perfect). I also missed the sugar on the inside.

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Rutger2021-01-11 11:07:08

Very crazy. I cannot place the white layer, I have no idea how that would happen. This is a fairly standard recipe for fritters, and beer is often used for it.

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Air2020-12-31 17:40:26

They turned out great for us, they are really delicious. I don't think they'll make it to twelve hours.

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Elizabeth2021-01-01 12:14:46

I don't know if my batter is too thick, but I always have trouble covering the apples properly with the batter. Keeps sliding off. Please give me a tip.

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Rutger2021-01-11 11:25:16

I think it's mainly because the apples are too wet. You can first pat the apples dry with some paper towel and then dust with cinnamon. The batter will then stick better.

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linda2021-01-02 16:56:59

Delicious sweet batter that becomes slightly crispy after baking. I still had cinnamon sugar left over from a pack of mix, so I mixed the apples with it. Powdered sugar is really unnecessary afterwards ;-). Baked 36 large apple fritters and maybe next year I will do this recipe again instead of from the package. Easy to prepare

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linda2021-01-02 16:59:52

p.s. Make sure to stir the batter in between, because in my case there was thicker and slightly lumpy batter at the bottom at the end. It could still be stirred so that I could bake off the last apples in it.

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Catharina2021-01-03 12:08:32

It's a pity that you put APPLE FOLDERS in brackets.
Because they aren't.
Apple turnovers are made of puff pastry.
From the oven or fried...

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Wilma2021-12-31 13:23:49

All our lives we have called these delicacies apple turnovers. Hopefully I will make them as tasty as my mother always did. Happy New Year!

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Rutger2021-01-11 10:59:01

That's right, although some people call them that. That's why it's there :)

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Thea2021-09-20 18:47:05

You normally get Alpelbeineis through the cinnamon stick and not with icing sugar, I worked in a bakery for years and that is where they were always made, an oliebol is with icing sugar.

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Margret2021-12-23 17:35:38

Just a question, we always turn the fritters a few times when they are draining on the kitchen paper, is that a good idea or is it better to leave them in one place?

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Rutger2021-12-24 09:20:12

That's fine!

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Elly2021-12-26 17:52:57

What never works well for me is that the dough is all around the slice of apple, it just doesn't seem to stick, what is the cause of this? and how can that be remedied?

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Raymond2021-12-28 20:19:17

You can add cinnamon to it

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Martine2021-12-27 17:54:00

This is probably due to the moisture from the apples, so coating your apples with a little flour before you add them to your batter will help.
Greetings Martine

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Rutger2021-12-27 13:57:11

There is always a bit of a mess> You can use 2 forks or simply use your fingers to move the apples through the batter.

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Hans2021-12-29 14:28:22

why add baking powder or self-raising flour? I always make a batter with old brown beer

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Rutger2021-12-31 11:32:31

That's also possible, I never actually do it myself.

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Jeanine2021-12-31 12:12:37

Hi Rudger, first of all thank you for this great recipe. The apple fritters are deliciously crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Keep up the great recipes. Have a nice New Year's Eve

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Rutger2022-01-04 14:29:44

How nice! Thank you! Have a very nice 2022 to you too!

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Ria2021-12-31 18:57:00

Great recipe! Added an egg to the batter for the first time. Deliciously crispy on the outside!

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