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.
Mmmm… ooey gooey 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
Sweet and savoury apple and cheddar fritters that go great topped with caramel sauce and crumbled bacon.
- 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
- Squeeze as much excess liquid from the shredded apples as you can in a tea towel. (Reserve and enjoy the fresh apple juice!)
- Mix everything except the frying oil.
- 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: Serve topped with caramel sauce.
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These could not get any better, Kevin!! Wow! They sound and look so good!
Johanna GGG says
wow those look incredible – I am thinking I need to make some – apple and cheese is a great favourite combination of mine
Heather Christo says
Phenomenal Kevin. Love these flavors and what a unique recipe!!!
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
Kevin, these are beyond amazing!! I can only imagine how fantastic these must taste! 🙂
Ari @ Ari's Menu says
Apple, cheese, bacon AND caramel?? Totally sold.
Marie Matter says
These look crazy good!
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.
Wow…. That's all I got to say… These look absolutely amazing!
ashley - Baker by Nature says
Oh my gooooosh! These look devilishly decadent! Love.
Wow, another great recipe!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
Oh my…These look absolutely incredible Kevin!!
Vicki Bensinger says
Kevin I don't know what you do to your photos but literally every time I see one I start salivating!
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!
Do you think these fritters could be baked instead of fried?
Danielle Imstuffed says
Oh my! Seriously? You're killing me here! What a great flavor combo….my plate would be empty too….in minutes (drool)
AVALINE Blog says
Interesting flavor, i will try it today.
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Oh my goodness – with that dripping caramel, how could I resist?!
Daniela Cirillo says
This recipe sounds awesome!!
Yum! Thank you for the recipe! Looks great!
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As always, never know what to expect from you, Kevin.:)
My goodness Kevin!
Your creativity is at an all time high.
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!
I've never made any type of fritters before but these I must. Saw them on pinterest and was drooling on my keyboard!
Very creative but the flavors were a little too heavy-handed for me. I would substitute dijon for Bavarian sweet mustard or coarse-ground mustard, remove the cinnamon, and NOT mix the bacon in with the apples. I know the original recipe has it sprinkled on top but I thought it would be easier to eat mixed in. Unfortunately the bacon overwhelms the flavor of the apples. Great way to use up dry baking apples though; thanks for breakfast, Kevin.