Peach Fritters with Maple Glaze RecipeAmanda Powell | A Cookie Named Desire
Soft, melt in your mouth peach fritters with maple glaze are perfection. These fritters will become your new breakfast favorite.
I can’t turn down a fritter. I basically live off apple fritters during the fall and in England, I fell in love with banana fritters for dessert.
Peach fritters, however, are probably one of my favorites. It’s like eating a fried peach cobbler coated in maple glaze and there is nothing I love more than that thought.
We love to make peach fritters as a dessert with a big scoop of ice cream for Sunday dinner with the family. This is a tradition we started when we first started peach picking at our local farm and it’s one that I hope we will continue for years to come.
It took me a while to find a good base doughnut recipe that I liked enough for my fritters. Most fried doughnut recipes can be too sticky and difficult to handle. That’s when I remembered how amazing my lemon chamomile brioche doughnuts were and decided to use that as my base.
The dough is soft and works well as a doughnut, but isn’t so sticky that it becomes impossible to handle. It’s buttery and decadent. The perfect melt-in-your-mouth base for peach fritters. To make it even more sumptuous, I infused the dough with cinnamon and a touch of ginger. You can skip the ginger if you want, but the cinnamon is essential!
What I really love about these peach fritters is that they are quicker to make than apple fritters as we don’t precook the peaches beforehand. Instead, we use already ripe peaches that aren’t so soft they turn to mush in your hands, and fold it into the dough.
You can peel the peaches, or leave the skins on; after they are fried, you can’t tell the difference. In case you were wondering, I always leave the skins on.
This recipe is made to make eight regular sized fritters, but I also highly recommend trying them in an extra-large size every so often!
Peach Fritters with Maple Glaze Recipe
- 4 cups Flour
- 5 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
- 4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
- 4 Eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup Milk, lukewarm, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons, as needed
- 16 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, cut in cubes and slightly softened
- 3 Peaches, diced
- 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 3 cups Confectioners Sugar, sifted
- Mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and yeast in a stand mixer.
- Beat together the eggs and milk, then mix into the flour mixture. Mix until everything comes together, then begin adding the butter one cube at a time. Beat in each cube of butter completely before adding more butter.
- Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, or until it becomes a smooth, silky ball.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and grease a bowl. Shape the dough into a ball and place in the bowl. Cover tightly and allow to rise for an hour.
- Deflate the dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a large circle.
- Place the diced peaches onto half the circle and fold the dough over it.
- Cut the dough diagonally, then do back and cut diagonally in the other direction.
- Form the pieces of dough and peach into a log. Cut out 10 pieces and place on floured baking sheets. Make sure the peaches are touching dough on at least three sides. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.
- While the dough is rising, Prepare your oil in a deep fryer or large cast iron skillet. The oil should be at least three inches deep and heat the oil to 350°F.
- Fry the fritters on each side for about 2 – 3 minutes per side. Place finished doughnuts on paper towel lined wire racks.
- Mix together the maple syrup, powdered sugar, and salt until well combined. Add the milk as needed to thin out the glaze if needed.
- Drizzle the fritters with the maple glaze.
- Amanda Powell
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- Breakfasts, Brunches, Donuts, Peaches, Maple, Fried, Desserts, Cinnamon
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Author: Amanda Powell
Recipe Yields: 10 fritters
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 125 minutes
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