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Easy Fresh Homemade Peach Fritters

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Delicious Fresh Homemade Peach Fritters are super easy to make and fry up in just a few minutes. Topped with a fresh peach glaze and loaded with chunks of fresh juicy peaches. They’re the perfect breakfast treat!

 I know it’s still winter with freezing temps crushing our dreams of Spring and Summer. The beauty of food is that we can sneak in little peeks of our favorite seasons whenever we need a little lift! Like the memories of plump fresh juicy peaches!!

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Plate full of Peach Fritters with fresh peaches in the background

Last summer we had a plethora of fresh peaches! (I just wanted to use the word plethora! I can die happy!) So many peaches!! It was heavenly. I was making Fresh Peach Hand Pies, Peach ice cream, peach shortcakes, peach funnel cakes, and bowls full of sliced peaches with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Why stop there? 

Enter Fresh Peach Fritters! Golden Crispy fried tender dough filled with fresh diced peaches!  Topped off with a scrumptious fresh peach glaze and you have a wonderful treat!

How To Make Delicious Fresh Peach Fritters

In a medium size mixing bowl add 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of nutmeg. 

Dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Whisk dry ingredients together and set aside.

Dry ingredients mixed together in bowl.

Prepare the other ingredients for the Peach fritters.

  • Peel and dice two fresh peaches. (I recommend removing the pit too! Just in case the old chompers aren’t what they used to be!)  Place in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl beat together 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 3 ounces vanilla yogurt, and 1 large egg. 
Wet, dry ingredients and peaches for peach fritters.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until combined.

Adding egg mixture to dry ingredients.

A soft wet sticky dough will form and slightly pull away from the edges of the bowl. Be careful not to over work the dough. 

Soft wet dough in bowl for fritters.

Carefully fold in the fresh cut peaches. The goal is to keep the peaches intact. 

TIP: Please note that if you don’t have fresh peaches, or can’t find them this time of year, you can always use canned, or switch the peaches out for diced apples or blueberries. Get creative with this classic fritter dough recipe.

folding in the fresh diced peaches

Unlike typical donut dough which is a “bread dough”… fritter dough is more along the lines of a thick funnel cake batter. Mix until well incorporated and set aside while you prepare the oil for frying.

Peach Fritter Dough in a green bowl ready to fry.

Frying Peach Fritters

Fill a large sauce pan or deep frying pan halfway with oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 375° with a candy thermometer or quick temp thermometer.

Slowly, and VERY carefully, drop 1/4 cup of batter into the hot oil. 

TIP: To keep the fritters from becoming oil soaked it’s important the oil be heated to 375°. Do not drop more than two cup fulls of batter in the oil at a time to maintain a constant temperature.

Dropping 1/4 cup Peach Fritter dough into hot oil.

Fry until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side. 

TIP: To test for doneness, insert a small knife or toothpick into the center. If there’s uncooked batter in the center, fry for a bit longer.

Frying Peach Fritters in hot oil.

Carefully remove fried fritter from the hot oil and place on a paper towel-lined cooling rack and let cool. Repeat with the remaining batter being sure to check the temperature of the oil throughout the process.

Move fritters to a wire cooling rack to drizzle with glaze.

How To Make The Fresh Peach Glaze

You can make a vanilla confectioner’s sugar glaze for traditional fritters, by replacing the peach juice for water, or dust them with powder sugar.

However, I believe if you are going to make an Epic “FRESH” Peach fritter…you should have a fresh peach glaze. Let’s stay on point. (Face it, if we’re making fried fritters…we’ve flown right past “Diet Land” and moved into “Happy Carb Land”! So let’s just hang out here for a minute or two.)  This recipe is all about the peaches.

In a small bowl mash up one large ripe peach. Keep mashing until you have squeezed as much juice as possible out that peach!

fresh peaches mashed into a bowl for the glaze.

Place a small strainer over an empty small bowl. Pour the mashed peaches into the strainer. 

Using the back of a large spoon press the peach mixture into the strainer to remove as much juice as possible. 

Mashed peaches poured into a strainer, pressing the peaches into the strainer to remove all juice.

Sift 1-1/4 cups confectioners sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 6 teaspoons peach juice.

Tip: Always sift powder sugar before using it in frostings and glazes. Sifting removes any lumps and bumps, and produces a nice smooth finish to your baked goods. 

Using a whisk, mix glaze ingredients until it’s smooth, and it drizzles from the end of a spoon when holding it up in the air (over a bowl….don’t just go flinging drizzle everywhere!).

Adding peach juice into the confectioners sugar to make glaze.

Using a spoon drizzle the peach glaze over the top of the cooled peach fritters. 

TIP: Place wax paper, or parchment paper under your cooling rack to catch any glaze that drips off the fritters. This helps make clean-up a breeze!

Peach Fritter on a cooling rack with wax papper underneath to catch the glaze that runs off the fritters after glazing.

Fresh peach fritters are deliciously crispy golden brown on the outside, with a tender moist inside, and loads of sweet juicy peaches! Hints of drizzled sweet peach glaze tops off this delicate treat! I made sure to taste test one, or three, just to give them a solid thumbs-up!

Fresh Peach Fritters on a white plate with fresh peach slices.

If you love this recipe, you’ll enjoy these other delicious Peach Recipes!

You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make these delectable Fried Fritters….just don’t get mad at me when ya have to switch to those stretchy pants! It’s hard to just eat one three!

Happy Nesting!

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Yield: 10 fritters

Easy Fresh Homemade Peach Fritters

Fresh Peach Fritters on a plate

Delicious Fresh Homemade Peach Fritters are super easy to make and fry up in just a few minutes. Topped with a fresh peach glaze and loaded with chunks of fresh juicy peaches. They're the perfect breakfast treat!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Fritters

  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced, OR 1 (15.25 ounce) can peaches, diced and juice reserved for glaze.
  • Vegetable or canola oil, for frying

Glaze

  • 1 -1/4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large fresh peach juiced or 3-6 teaspoons water

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a separate medium size bowl, beat together the whipping cream, yogurt, and egg.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until well combined and smooth.
  4. Gently fold in the diced peaches.
  5. Fill a frying pan halfway with oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 375° with a thermometer.
  6. Slowly, and carefully, drop 1/4 cup of peach fritter batter into the oil and fry until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side depending on the heat of your oil. It's important to maintain the temperature of the oil. The more fritters you cook at one time, the greater chance of your oil temp dropping, creating soggy fritters.
  7. Flip and fry until the opposite side is golden brown. To test for doneness, insert a small knife, or toothpick, into the center. If there's remaining batter sticking to the knife or toothpick, fry for a bit longer. Transfer to a paper towel-lined cooling rack and let cool. Repeat with the remaining batter until all the fritter batter has been cooked. Be sure to check the oil temperature throughout the cooking process.
  8. Allow the fritters to cool while you make the glaze. Drizzle cooled fritters with glaze and serve.


!Glaze

1. In a small bowl, using a fork, mash one ripe peach, pressing out as much juice as possible. Place a small strainer over a bowl and pour peach mixture into the strainer. Using the back of a spoon press the smashed peaches into the strainer extracting as much juice as possible.

2. In a small bowl, combine sifted confectioners sugar with 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 3-6 teaspoons of peach juice until desired consistency is reached.

3. Place wax paper under the cooling rack, remove the paper towels from under the fritters. Drizzle the glaze over the top of each fritter and let dry.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 servings

Serving Size:

1 fritter

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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