Cherry Fritters

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Cherry Fritters

  • 2 3/4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour*
  • 3 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups roughly chopped pitted sweet cherries
  • Vegetable oil

Vanilla Glaze

Cherry Glaze

  • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. The night before frying, make dough. Briefly mix flour, sugar, yeast, and salt together using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat in milk, butter, extracts, and egg until a dough forms. Switch to dough hook and knead for about 6 minutes.
  2. Place dough (it will be sticky) into a buttered bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, dump dough out onto a well-floured surface. Press into a rectangle that is approximately 12 x 8-inches. Scatter cherries over dough, leaving about 1/2-inch at edges. Roll into a log along the widest side. Slice log into 12 rolls; place on flour-dusted, parchment-lined cookie sheets. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat several inches of oil in a Dutch oven or large pot to 360°F. Quickly lower 2 fritters at a time into the hot oil. (Don’t worry if they become a little misshapen when handling.) Fry for 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden. Monitor the oil temperature, adjusting as needed to keep between 350-370 degrees.
  5. Remove to a wire rack and blot with paper towels. Repeat with all fritters.
  6. For vanilla glaze, whisk powdered sugar, extracts, and milk together until smooth. Add more milk or powdered sugar as needed.
  7. For cherry glaze, whisk sifted powdered sugar and cherry juice together in a large bowl. Bring water and butter just to a boil. Pour over sugar/cherry mixture and whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. For a thicker cherry glaze, add more sifted powdered sugar as needed.
  8. Dip top of each fritter in glaze. Let glaze set up for several minutes before serving. 
Imperial Sugar Insight

Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Bridget Edwards @Bake at 350.


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Sep 15, 2021

Made the recipe with whole wheat flour and used the air fryer, this was an absolutely phenomenal fritter. Thanks!

New Braunfels Cook
Jul 26, 2017

Easy recipe with great results. Very soft and tender with just the right amount of sweet cherries.

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