Apple Fritter Bites

Delicious Apple Fritter Bites: A Fall Treat


If you love fall treats, these Apple Fritter Bites will change your life. These apple-flavored cakes look like doughnuts and are as light as air. Glazed with the tastiest apple cider, these treats are baked instead of fried, so you might feel a little better about going back for seconds or even thirds!

Recipe Highlights

  • Texture and Flavor: These treats are light, airy, and packed with soft, fresh apple pieces, giving them a moist and delicious texture.
  • Sweet and Sour Glaze: The glaze is both sweet and sour, giving the fritters a unique crackly look and a burst of flavor.
  • Baked, Not Fried: Enjoy guilt-free indulgence as these fritters are baked instead of fried.


  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain applesauce
  • 2 small apples, finely diced
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons apple cider or juice

Apple fritter bites with apple cider glaze, served on a baking sheet


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, combine melted butter and sugar. Add applesauce, egg, and vanilla extract; mix well.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Fold in diced apples.
  5. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, then broil on high for 2-4 minutes until golden brown.
  7. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and apple cider/juice until smooth.
  8. Brush glaze over hot fritters, allowing some to run down the edges. Broil the pan and turn it over a few times during the two to four minutes.
  9. Remove fritters from oven and cover with remaining glaze. Let glaze set for 15 minutes before serving.

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