Fresh Cherry Fritters {Recipe}

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I am in cherry overload right now.  We’ve been enjoying our cherries in lots of different ways but I’ve just been too lazy to share them with you :)  Cherry shakes, cherry-limeade slushies, Very Berry, Cherry Smoothies and just yesterday we made Fresh Cherry Fritters.  They were delicious!  
When you bite into the fritter and get a yummy chunk of cherry – it tastes just like cherry pie!  There’s something about cherries, when they get heated up, they really take on a whole new flavor and it is just amazing!  The boys gobbled these down without even talking so I know I’ve got a hit on my hands :)

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbls baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbls sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 egg whites
3 egg yolks
1 Tbls vegetable oil
1 Tbls lemon juice
1 3/4 c fresh cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped
Oil for frying
Powdered sugar (optional)


Directions:

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add in the milk, egg yolks, oil, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat until nice and smooth.

In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.  The batter will gain quite a bit of volume at this point.

Coarsely chop the cherries.  You want nice big chunks in the fritters so don’t go too crazy.  Fold the cherries into the batter.
Heat oil to 375 degrees in a deep, heavy saucepan.  Drop a couple tablespoons of batter into the hot oil and fry for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown.  I used an ice cream scoop for mine.  You want the fritters to have enough time to cook all the way through and get the cherries nice and hot AND you don’t want the outsides to burn.  Fry up a test fritter and make adjustments to size and temp as needed.
Remove the fritters from the hot oil and drain on paper towels.  You can keep the fritters warm in the oven – just set on a low temperature.   Serve hot!
Top with powdered sugar or a light glaze for yummy perfection!
I hope you’ll give these yummy Cherry Fritters a try!  They sure are a delicious treat!

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Comments

  1. These look delicious! I really like the new blog look too! :)

  2. Wow! Looks awesome!

  3. these look yummy, pinned them

  4. Stopping by from Tip Junkie and I must admit…your blog is looking good!

    Getting Into truffle

  5. Those look so good – I love cherries!

  6. I love cherries and I love fritters. These sound awesome. I’m pinning to my ” to-do” list. I’d love if you shared them over at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

  7. What a GREAT recipe! I hope you will come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
    —Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain—
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=30803

  8. I always make them with yeast and apples – traditional Polish dish. So delicious!!! never thought of using cherries, though.I think I’m going to give it a try!

  9. Wow…what a great use of cherries! :)

  10. Now those are a great twist to a fritter! Yummy!

  11. Wow-this looks so delicious!! I have some cherries in the fridge and will have to try this out!!
    I just discovered your blog from over at crafty scrappy happy and look forward to reading more posts!!!
    I hope you have a fantastic week!!!

  12. These look fantastic!!

  13. I shared cherry tart recipe on my blog the other day as well June is the month for cherries and yours looks delicious come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  14. This is looks so good, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-aftershave-and-wednesdays.html

    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Sincerely,
    Debi Bolocofsky
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com
    Adorned From Above

  15. These look yummy! We planted two cherry trees last year. We’ve got a few handfuls on each tree. I look forward to the time when I’m on “cherry overload” too. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  16. Gosh, they look absolutely delicious. I love cherries and wish I could grown them in our Scottish garden.

  17. oh my – i have to add this to our recipe try list! yummo! I adore cherries too and am so glad to have found you. I’d maybe add a bit of almond extract to these….mmmmmm

    off to explore more of your blog…

    xo

    http://www.NorthernCottage.net

  18. Just to let you know – your wonderful project was featured on homework today. Come on over and a grab a button. As always, thank you so much for linking up your project. Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. These sound amazingly delicious!

  20. Amazing! They look a lot like beignets. I would have never thought to add cherries to them! Thank you for sharing this recipe at our Summer BBQ Bash!

  21. Oh yea, girl. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing these at Must Try Monday. LOVE the new blog look, too!

  22. Mmmm … I want some! Cherries are my fave :)

  23. Wow! These look amazing. I have made apple fritters before but chrry just sounds amazing.

  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is on Today’s Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=31068
    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!
    —Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain—

  25. looks yummy!

  26. Just made them for the fam on the fourth – big hit!

  27. Just made them for the fam on the fourth – big hit!

  28. These look delicious, like something you’d get at a fair. Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you’ll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

  29. Cherry + fritters = delight

    I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked up another attempt at meatballs. Have a good week.

  30. Cherries just scream summer to me! I recently made a cherry pie, but honestly, I wish I had tried these! They look yummy! I love fritters!

  31. Anonymous says:

    What kind of oil do you use for the frying ?? I’ve had mixed results with frying desserts. Sometimes all I taste is the oil.

    • I used canola for the fritters. If the oil isn’t a high enough temperature, the food absorbs the oil and starts taking on that flavor. Thanks for asking!

  32. My mouth is watering!! I love cherry pie so I’m sure these will be wonderful. I pinned it!

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