The Most Irresistible Peach Fritters Recipe is here!! A perfect pastry dough is filled with ripe spiced summer peaches. Then these babies get deep fried until they reach golden brown perfection. The final touch is a wonderful sweet glaze that takes it over the top. Similar to these Pumpkin Fritters, Banana Fritters or especially these Apple Fritters, these are taste bud heaven!!!
The summer is one of my favorite times of the year. Why? Because of all the fresh, ripe peaches of course! I love coming up with new ways to use peaches in my baking and cooking. Some of my favorite recipes that utilize the awesome flavor of fresh peaches include fresh peach pie, southern peach cobbler, maple peach pork chops and homemade peach crumb bars. Each recipe is a real winner in my book. I’ve added a new peach recipe to my repertoire with this wonderful peach fritter recipe.
WHAT IS A FRITTER?
A fritter is a deep fried pastry very similar to a doughnut like my Blueberry Glazed Doughnuts. The dough it is made with also very much like that made for donuts. Sweet fritters are typically filled with fruit creating wonderful bites of varied texture. There are also savory fritters filled with meats and vegetables like corn fritters.
The idea for peach fritters came from my recipe for apple fritters that I made a few years ago. They turned out quite delicious in my opinion. Honestly, anything that is deep fried up like a donut and stuffed with seasonal fruit is A OK in my book. I thought that the addition of fresh peaches to the batter would be unbelievable, and I was right on the money.
HOW TO MAKE FRITTERS WITH PEACHES
I actually enjoyed these better than the apple fritters because peaches are my favorite fruit, and the flesh was softer in the fritters than the apples. Dicing the peaches super small really made them melt into the dough in this recipe. The ingredients required for this fritter recipe include:
- All-purpose flour
- Brown sugar
- Baking powder (to give the fritters a nice lift!)
- Salt (this is crucial for sweet pastries!)
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
I added a few spices like nutmeg and cinnamon to round out the flavor and topped them with a simple glaze made with peach nectar. You can pick up a can of peach nectar at your grocery store for about a buck, and it is delicious in so many recipes!
HOW TO STORE A FRITTER RECIPE?
Made too many peach fritters? You can place your leftover peach fritters in a resealable plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator. I personally prefer to leave my fritters at room temperature. They should be able to last at room temperature for a couple of days. Either way place them in a resealable plastic bag.
I really enjoyed these! And I think I have a new favorite peach recipe in the running this summer.
For the Fritters:
- 2 peaches peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Oil for frying
For the Glaze:
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 cup peach nectar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Spread prepared peaches in single layer on paper towel–lined baking sheet and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels.
- Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in large bowl.
- Whisk milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract in medium bowl until combined. Stir in peaches into flour mixture. Then add milk mixture into dry ingredients.
- Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. Use 1/3-cup measure to transfer 5 heaping portions of batter to oil. Press batter lightly with back of spoon to flatten. Fry, adjusting burner as necessary to maintain oil temperature between 325 and 350 degrees, until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer fritters to wire rack set inside rimmed baking sheet. Bring oil back to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining batter. Let fritters cool 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk confectioners’ sugar, nectar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in medium bowl until smooth. Top each fritter with 1 heaping tablespoon glaze. Let glaze set 10 minutes. Serve.