These homemade apple fritters with sweet butterscotch glaze are a comforting treat that everyone will love.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in bowl until blended; set aside.
Whisk together eggs, applesauce, sour cream, melted butter, lemon juice and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Fold in apples.
Add raisins or chopped nuts to fritters if desired.
Pour enough oil to come 4 inches (10 cm) up side of large saucepan set over medium heat. Heat oil to 375°F (190°C). Drop batter, using 1/3 cup (75 mL) measure, into hot oil. Fry, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to rack set over rimmed baking sheet using slotted spoon.
Glaze: Melt butterscotch chips in heatproof bowl set over larger saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir in icing sugar and milk until smooth.
Dip fritters in glaze using 2 forks, letting excess drip back into bowl. Return to rack; let stand for 5 to 10 minutes or until glaze is set. Serve warm.