How to Make Sourdough Apple Fritters 🍎

Learn how to make these easy, quick, and old-fashioned Sourdough Apple Fritters using apples, applesauce, and sourdough discard!


•Apples •Applesauce •Sourdough Discard •All-purpose Flour •Salt •Sugar •Lemon Juice •Eggs •Cinnamon •Nutmeg •Unsalted Butter •Vanilla Extract •Oil, for frying •Powdered sugar, for glaze

1. Mix the Apples

Peel and chop 3 apples into ½" pieces. Mix them in a bowl with cinnamon, nutmeg, and granulated sugar.

2. Pre-cook the Apples

In a cast-iron skillet (or other heavy duty pan), pre-cook the apples in butter until slightly softened for a few minutes. This helps to make sure the apples in the fritters are cooked through.

3. Mix the Dry Ingredients

Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a small bowl. Set aside.

4. Mix the Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sourdough discard, vanilla extract, and applesauce.

5. Make the Batter

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and mix together. Then, fold in the pre-cooked apples and all of their juices.

6. Fry the Apple Fritters

Heat a quart of neutral oil in the same cast-iron skillet until it reaches 360ºF (182ºC). Use a large cookie scoop to scoop and drop the fritter batter into the oil.

Fry the apple fritters until dark brown and crispy on one side, flip over, and repeat. Place the fritters on paper towels to cool slightly.

7. Make the Glaze

Make a thick glaze of applesauce and powdered sugar in a small bowl. It should be pourable, but thick. Glaze the slightly cooled apple fritters.

Other Topping Options

You could also dust the sourdough apple fritters in cinnamon sugar. Another glaze option is to add maple syrup or bourbon to the powdered sugar too!

Learn more!

Get the full recipe by clicking the link below! The recipe includes a how-to guide with photos and detailed instructions.