Lazy Apple Fritters ft. Sancia Nicole

Image of five apple fritters on a plate.

Embrace fall baking fun with these mouthwatering Lazy Apple Fritters, enhanced with OG Ghee! This delicious recipe comes to us courtesy of @sancianicole, making it the perfect way to savor your autumn, one sweet bite at a time. 

Mise en Place:

For the Filling:

  • Apples - 2 peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • OG Ghee - 2 tbsp 
  • Cinnamon - 1 tsp
  • White Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt (to taste)

For the Dough:

  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Yeast - 2 tsp 
  • All-purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 3 tbsp 
  • Eggs - 2
  • OG Ghee - 1/4 cup - softened
  • Salt - 1 tsp

For the Glaze:

  • Icing sugar
  • Water (to reach the desired consistency)


  1. Peel and chop the apples.
  2. Heat OG Ghee in a pot.
  3. Add the chopped apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and white sugar, and stir together.
  4. Cook until tender, then remove from heat.
  5. In a large bowl (or using a stand mixer with a dough hook), pour in the milk and sprinkle with the yeast. Allow it to sit until it gets foamy.
  6. Add flour along with the sugar, eggs, softened OG Ghee, and salt. Stir until you have a sticky dough.
  7. Gradually add more flour and knead until the dough becomes smooth and elastic, though it should still be tacky. The flour will absorb some liquid as it rests.
  8. Cover the dough and let it rise for about an hour and a half, or until it doubles in size.
  9. Roll or pat the dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch rounds.
  10. Once the dough has risen and the filling has cooled, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
    Sprinkle the cooked apple filling evenly over the entire surface of the dough.
    Roll the dough, pinching the seam together, and tucking apples inside as much as possible.
  11. Heat about two inches of oil in a heavy, shallow pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. The oil should be hot but not smoking; it should sizzle when a scrap of bread or dough is dipped in. If you have a thermometer, it should read about 350°F.
  12. Cook the doughnuts in batches, without crowding the pot. Turn them with a slotted spoon or tongs for 2-3 minutes or until they turn deep golden.
    Transfer the cooked fritters to a paper towel-lined plate.
  13. Mix icing sugar and water until you reach the desired consistency (not too runny and not too thick).
  14. Dip each fritter into the prepared glaze.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or sip alongside your coffee for a delightful treat.