Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Fritters in Caramel Sauce

Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Fritters in Caramel Sauce
I always enjoy making fritters out of different fruits and vegetables and I recently realized that I had not shared my recipe for the classic fritters, apple fritters! I have really been into apples lately so as soon as I had the idea of apple fritters they quickly made it to my meal plan! Although basic apple fritters are amazing all by themselves I like to kick them up a bit by adding cheddar cheese and since bacon also goes so well with this combo I like to throw some in as well. These apple fritters are super easy to make, you pretty much just need to shred the apples and cheese, squeeze and drain the shredded apple, mix everything up and then fry them in a pan. The apples, bacon and cheddar combo makes for an amazing blend of sweet and savoury in these fritters that are nice and crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside! I like to snack on these apple and cheddar fritters just as they are but they are also absolutely divine when topped with caramel sauce.

Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Fritters in Caramel Sauce
Mmmm... ooey gooey caramel sauce...

Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Fritters in Caramel Sauce
These apple and cheddar fritters make for a great weekend brunch but they do disappear quickly!

Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Fritters in Caramel Sauce
Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Fritters in Caramel Sauce

Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Fritters in Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Sweet and savoury apple and cheddar fritters that go great topped with caramel sauce and crumbled bacon.



ingredients
  • 1 pound apples, peeled, cored and shredded
  • 1 cup aged cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flour (or rice flour)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for shallow frying
directions
  1. Squeeze as much excess liquid from the shredded apples as you can in a tea towel. (Reserve and enjoy the fresh apple juice!)
  2. Mix everything except the frying oil.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add heaping tablespoons of the apple mixture, forming patties and fry until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side, before setting aside on paper towels to drain.

Option: Add 1 chopped chipotle chili pepper in adobo for some heat.
Option: Serve topped with caramel sauce.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 343, Fat 20g (Saturated 8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 83mg, Sodium 347mg, Carbs 30g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 18g), Protein 12g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

23 comments:

Tieghan said...

These could not get any better, Kevin!! Wow! They sound and look so good!

Johanna GGG said...

wow those look incredible - I am thinking I need to make some - apple and cheese is a great favourite combination of mine

Heather Christo said...

Phenomenal Kevin. Love these flavors and what a unique recipe!!!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Kevin, these are beyond amazing!! I can only imagine how fantastic these must taste! :)

Ari @ Ari's Menu said...

Apple, cheese, bacon AND caramel?? Totally sold.

Marie Matter said...

These look crazy good!

Elizabeth said...

These look amazing. I too love the apples and cheddar combo and I feel that it is underutilized, especially in the fall, when apples are SO SO GOOD. I will definitely be trying these out soon.

Lauren said...

Wow.... That's all I got to say... These look absolutely amazing!

ashley - Baker by Nature said...

Oh my gooooosh! These look devilishly decadent! Love.

Maria said...

Wow, another great recipe!

Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps said...

Oh my...These look absolutely incredible Kevin!!

Vicki Bensinger said...

Kevin I don't know what you do to your photos but literally every time I see one I start salivating!

Kim said...

Oh wow! I am a sucker for sweets and these are just the thing to make me zing! I recently made this sweet Butter Tart Square that was a hit! http://www.purplegoo.ca/index.php/making-treats-butter-tart-squares/ Cheers!

wendy said...

Do you think these fritters could be baked instead of fried?

Danielle Imstuffed said...

Oh my! Seriously? You're killing me here! What a great flavor combo....my plate would be empty too....in minutes (drool)

AVALINE Blog said...

Interesting flavor, i will try it today.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Oh my goodness - with that dripping caramel, how could I resist?!

Daniela Cirillo said...

This recipe sounds awesome!!

Sophie said...

Yum! Thank you for the recipe! Looks great!

Olena@iFOODreal said...

As always, never know what to expect from you, Kevin.:)

vanillasugarblog said...

My goodness Kevin!
Your creativity is at an all time high.
Amazing talent!

Anonymous said...

Just made these and they were amazing! Used your caramel sauce (very easy, very good) and it totally made the fritters! It's a keeper, thanks for a great recipe!

Jenna said...

I've never made any type of fritters before but these I must. Saw them on pinterest and was drooling on my keyboard!

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