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Apple Fritters with Dulce de Leche

Light and crispy homemade Apple Fritters drizzled with Dulce de Leche make a fantastic fall treat and they are super easy to make.

Apple Fritters with Dulce de Leche

Y’all, I just recently learned about Craftsy and I am love. Craftsy has all kinds of online classes to spark the creativity in you: quilting, knitting, gardening (I am so learning how to grow heirloom tomatoes next year!), photography, baking, and so much more. Each class is taught by a top notch instructor through numerous high quality videos. You can watch them when you want, in any order, as many times as you want.

Once you purchase a class, it goes in your online Craftsy library and stays there permanently for you to reference. Classes are very reasonably priced. Most are between $19.99 and $44.99.

Apple Fritters with Dulce de Leche

I already have 3 classes in my library: Simple to Sensational Doughnuts, Homemade Salty Snacks, and  Food Photography with Andrew Scrivani. Take a peak at all Craftsy Food and Cooking Classes (affiliate link).

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I haven’t made it all the way through my Doughnut Class yet, not even close. Just the first section on fritters. Next up comes frying cake doughnuts. Something I’ve always wanted to do, but have been a little intimidated to try. The class also includes sections on yeast doughnuts, doughnut fillings, baked doughnuts, and glazes.

Apple Fritters with Dulce de Leche

If these fritters are any indication, we should have many delicious doughnut treats in our future. I’ve made fritters a few times before, but this is my favorite fritter batter by far. It cooks up very light and tender, I think due to the large amount of baking soda. I personalized the recipe a little by adding some fall spices to complement the apples and topping them with homemade Dulce de Leche. This is a truly wonderful fall treat and was really easy to make.

Apple Fritters with Dulce de Leche

I’ll be sharing my doughnut adventures as I proceed through the class and trying to put a little southern spin on them. I have visions of Banana Cream Doughnuts in my mind so stay tuned.

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Apple Fritters with Dulce de Leche

Apple Fritters with Dulce de Leche

Crispy and light Apple Fritters topped with homemade Dulce de Leche make a delicious fall treat.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups peeled and finely chopped apple
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Dulce de Leche Sauce


  • Sift together the flour and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Stir in the apples.
  • Add sifted flour and fold in just until combined.
  • Pour 3-4 inches worth of oil into a Dutch oven. Heat to 350 degrees. For best results, use a deep fry or candy thermometer attached to the side of the pan to monitor temperature.
  • Use a spoon or small ice cream scoop to carefully (without splashing oil) drop heaping tablespoons of batter into oil. If using a spoon, use a second spoon to scrape the batter into the oil.
  • Fry until they develop a deep golden brown color, turning once. They will need to cook about 2-3 minutes per side. To test that they are done, remove one from the oil and split it open. If there is still wet batter in the middle, they need to cook longer.
  • Place on a cooling rack set on top of a baking sheet.


Recipe adapted from Craftsy Simple to Sensational Doughnuts


Calories: 74kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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12 thoughts on “Apple Fritters with Dulce de Leche”

  1. Kate @ Babaganosh.org

    Oh yum! These look absolutely delicious and perfect and round and amazing… I have to make apple fritters this weekend!

  2. I just heard about Craftsy recently too. The doughnut class sounds awesome, I can’t wait to hear more about it! Apple fritters are one of my favorite’s and I am totally drooling over these – they look heavenly! With dulce de leche too??? I’ll take the entire batch please 🙂

  3. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I could SO polish off a couple of these apple fritters right now, they look delicious! I am especially obsessed with all that oozing dulce de leche sauce going on as well, Pinned!

  4. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    I love Craftsy! So much fun stuff. 🙂 You know what else I love? These fritters—seriously the BEST thing you could dump your homemade dulce de leche on!

  5. Oh wow – you’re making me realllyyyy want dessert right now! haha These sound so good … especially with the dulce de leche on top!

  6. Bam's Kitchen

    Thank you! You make me feel like I am at the apple orchard even though I am thousands of miles away here in HK. I just love donuts and donut holes and this recipe sounds amazing and I bet best hot out of the fryer… Thanks for the link to the classes sounds like loads of fun… Have a super weekend.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! It must be hard sometimes to be so far away from home.

  7. Yum! Apple fritters…and yes dulce de leche just sounds and looks perfect together.
    Have a great weekend Christin 😀

  8. Beth @ bethcakes

    This doughnut class sounds amazing!! So do apple fritters with dulce de leche. I’ve never made fritters before, but now they’re next on my list! 🙂

  9. I’d never heard of Craftsy, but it sounds great! I’m always looking for new things to learn, so I really need to check it out. Your fritters look so delicious with that ooey gooey dulce de leche on top — incredible!

  10. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Oh my WOW!! I am going to an apple orchard this weekend and guess what I am going to make when I get back!! These look fantastic! My kids and i will LOVE making these yummy apple fritters. Pinned! 🙂

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