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Apfelkuchle (apple fritters)

by Regina Crouse Schwartz
(Des Plaines, Illinois, USA)


I have very fond memories of my Oma and mother making this for me and my sister when were young.

We could hardly wait for them to come out of the pan to eat them! I hope you like this as much as my family does.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoonful oil
  • 1/2 tablespoonful cognac
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar
  • milk - up to 1 cup
  • 2-3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into thick slices


  1. Mix flour, salt and sugar together and make well in the middle.
  2. Add egg, cognac and oil to well and start to mix, adding in the flour.
  3. Start adding milk until the batter is thick - it should not be too thick - you should be able to have the batter run off the spoon a little bit when taken out of the batter.
  4. Put about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan and heat until really hot - when a drop of batter is added, it should immediately be engulfed in oil and bubble.
  5. Dip the apples in the batter, making sure it is well coated. Carefully add to hot oil.
  6. When the bottom gets brown, turn over and cook until the other side is brown - this does not take long so watch carefully!
  7. Remove from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar - eat while hot.


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Good recipe
by: Andrea

I tried this adding vanilla, cinnamon and baking powder.
Kids liked it, they come really puffy like corn dogs.

SIMILAR AS MY MOMS
by: Anonymous

My mom is gone now, but she used to make these too but not quite the same. Unable to find her recipe. I remember she used a yeast and set the batter out to rise. Then she added apples and raisins and fried. She coated them with sugar and they kept for days. I SO WISH I could find that recipe. This seems close, but not the same. HELP?

favorite
by: ilse

this is and always is my favorite, apfel kueschle, apple pancakes. Grew up with this, my Oma made such delicous apfelkuchle....

Oma's Apfelkräpfle
by: Tanja from Granite City, IL

My Oma made these, too and we would have potatoe soup with them! I remember 'helping' and putting the Apfelkräpfle in the cinnamon sugar.
Oh how I miss her. Her potatoe soup was the best. Unfortunately, I don't have the recipe. Thanks for this recipe, I will be making these for the kids tomorrow!

Lecker!
by: Oma Gerhild

Thanks, Regina, for sharing your recipe with us here. When I saw your photo of them on Facebook, it reminded me of the apple dessert my Mutti used to make.

I just never had a name for them. These seem very similar and are something I'll be trying real soon.

I'm so grateful that you posted the recipe here. With so many of our Facebook fans asking for the recipe, I know that they'll be so happy too!

Blessings,
Oma Gerhild

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