In the weeks to come, many families will be preparing for their week-long Hanukkah celebration. On top of gifts, travel arrangements, and festive home decor, one thing that has to be sorted out for the holiday season is what’s on the menu. We would list this pretty close to top of our holiday priority lists, but that’s just us.

For Hanukkah, there are obviously some traditional dishes that many families will adhere to making every year; brisket, noodle kugel, and latkes, to name a few.

Obviously there’s no replacing these holiday favorites, but this year, try making a little room some…reinvention of these classic dishes. For instance, one of our favorite fresh takes on traditional latkes are these apple fritters. They essentially combine the best parts of latkes and apple pie for an extraordinary burst of delicious holiday flavor.

Finished apple fritters being served.Everyday Food
While you might think you’d need a deep fryer and an excessive amount of time to pull off this delicious dessert, these fritters are incredibly easy to make. You only need a regular frying pan and oil to do the deep frying, and each batch only takes about 10 minutes to make.

If our math is right, that means you can have about 30 amazing fritters for your guests in a half an hour. That is most delicious math we’ve ever heard.

Easy to make and even easier to devour, these apple fritters will instantly become a new holiday favorite for you and your family! They’re perfect to bring to a family members’ house or to serve up right in your own kitchen.

Apple fritters for Hanukkah.Everyday Food
And hey, no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, these are the perfect sweet, crunchy treats to whip up in a flash. These treats are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth out there!

What do you think of this sweet take on classic latkes? Will you make these for your holiday dinner(s)? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Fried Apple Fritters

Fritters fresh off the stove on a baking sheet.Everyday Food


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. fine salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 4 cups of oil (for frying)
  • Cinnamon sugar


  1. In a bowl, whisk together your milk, eggs, and oil. In a separate bowl, whisk together your flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine.
  2. Skin and core your Granny Smith apples before slicing into rings.
  3. Allow four cups of oil to heat to about 350 F. Dip each apple ring into your batter before transferring to the hot oil. Allow the rings to cook until golden brown on both sides, which should take about four minutes for each side.
  4. Use tongs to move the fritters to a paper towel-covered plate where they can drain and dry. Continue to dip and fry your apples until you’re finished.
  5. While they’re still warm, use your tongs to cover your fritters in cinnamon sugar. The easiest way to do this is to toss them in a bowl full of cinnamon sugar before serving. Enjoy!