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Spiced Apple Thyme Fritters

20 minutes | Yield: 4-6 Servings

Savor the warm, comforting blend of sweet, spiced apples and aromatic thyme, which perfectly complements the cozy atmosphere and flavors associated with the autumn season.


  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3/4 cup boxed pancake mix (just add water variety)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced small
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped Soli Organic Living Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Splash whole milk or whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped Soli Organic Living Thyme


For the fritters:
  1. Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large cast iron pan to 375 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the pancake mix, granulated sugar, cinnamon, milk, vanilla, egg, and thyme in a bowl; some lumps are ok. Fold in the apples.
For the glaze:
  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, thyme, and milk or whiskey until smooth. Add more milk if needed, to make a thick dippable glaze.
  2. In batches, drop 1/4-cup scoops of the batter into the oil and cook until they turn a dark amber color, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to a rack or paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Let the fritters cool slightly, about 30 to 45 seconds, before drizzling over the icing and returning them to the rack. Serve warm.