Cranberry Fritters

by Erin

Love apple fritters? Try these cranberry fritters for a different seasonal flavor!

It’s the finale of Christmas Week! But first I want to thank Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina for putting together a great week of festivities, and for asking me to be a part of it. Today’s last and final theme is Christmas Pies/Pastries. As always, make sure to check out all the other participating bloggers’ recipes once you are done here!

Fritters versus Doughnuts. What is the difference? According to a web dictionary, a fritter is “a small mass of fried or sautéed batter often containing fruit or meat”, while a doughnut is “a small usually ring-shaped cake fried in fat”. Although those definitions don’t do either of them justice, I would have to deduce that I am correct in calling what you are about to feast your eyes upon a fritter. A cranberry fritter in fact, and they are dangerously easy to make. There is a reason why I don’t own a deep fryer, because I would be frying everything in sight.

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Freund Container & Supply has also generously donated $100 gift certificates for each #ChristmasWeek blogger to give away! Once you’ve saved this recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how to enter!

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Makes 1-1/2 dozen


1 egg

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries

Oil for deep-fat frying

Powdered sugar


  1. In a bowl, beat egg; add sugar and butter.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add to sugar mixture alternately with milk. Stir in cranberries.
  3. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter into oil (I used a medium cookie scoop). Fry doughnuts a few at a time, turning with a slotted spoon until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Allow to cool slightly, then toss in or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Source: Found on A Whisk and A Prayer, originally from Taste of Home.

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Lisa January 14, 2021 - 2:11 pm

Could you substitute dried cranberries for fresh or frozen?

Erin January 14, 2021 - 3:07 pm

I have not tried it with dried, but theoretically you could. The dried cranberries may not be as soft inside that’s all.

S. Isaac December 11, 2012 - 9:34 pm

The lemoncello jars look so cool!

Meghan Finley December 11, 2012 - 9:04 pm

I’d buy me some canning jars for next year. Probably some syrups jars too. Love it!

courtney mac December 10, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Love the glass bottles, so versatile!

Darlene in North GA December 10, 2012 - 8:49 pm

The food-grade buckets and the gamma lids.

Joan December 10, 2012 - 5:37 pm

I would buy the canning jars.

Erin @ Making Memories December 10, 2012 - 12:54 pm

I love the Sterile Cryogenic Graduated Plastic Vials – PP! Thanks! And your Fritters look AMAZING!!!!

Karen Medlin December 9, 2012 - 10:57 pm

I would use it towards a few of the Tamper-Evident Snap-Lock Plastic Containers – Rectangle, for our son that teaches kindergarten for his classroom supplies

cakespy December 9, 2012 - 1:48 pm

OMG. I am commenting to say how absolutely wonderful the fritters look! I’m including these in next friday’s weekly links!

spiffycookie December 10, 2012 - 8:34 am

Eeeee!!!! You just totally made my day!! :-D

manda December 9, 2012 - 1:35 pm

I would buy the amber bottles

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. December 9, 2012 - 12:06 am

These fritters look fantastic!

I want the beauty jars so I can make body scrubs!

Mippy December 8, 2012 - 10:29 pm

I’d really love these:
thanks for the chance! :D Your cranberry fritters look delish! :)

Carolsue December 8, 2012 - 10:06 pm

Kraft 100% Recycled Paper Rolls. Weiman® Specialty Wipes, and Decorative Holiday Tins – Santa By The Fireplace

UtterlyPurple December 8, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Snap Lock containers-think the fritters would hold well in em?

Anie December 8, 2012 - 8:17 pm

I would love to have some of the holiday tins from Freund, especially the large size ones to gift my homemade cranberry white chocolate popcorn for Christmas!

Kristen December 8, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Those fritters look so good! I think December is the best month to fry foods….all calories are free while it’s Christmas, right?!

Cindy Brickley December 8, 2012 - 3:47 pm

I would buy canning jars and lids

erin m. December 8, 2012 - 1:57 pm

I love the a wire batch glass jars

Cathy W December 8, 2012 - 7:35 am

These look great–what a grand finale! I hope to bake with you again, soon. This was fun!

kskitchen December 8, 2012 - 7:20 am

I love glass bottles. I make my own vanilla would be perfect. These sound so good. I love anything cranberry.

In Katrina's Kitchen (@katrinaskitchen) December 8, 2012 - 5:55 am

Wow those look delicious!

karen December 8, 2012 - 1:03 am

I would get glass jars.

Natalie S December 7, 2012 - 10:26 pm

I’d like to buy the snaplock plastic containers!

Corisa December 7, 2012 - 10:04 pm

i like the oval glass bottles!

Nikki December 7, 2012 - 8:59 pm

I would love to buy glass syrup containers for my buttermilk syrup

Barb December 7, 2012 - 8:57 pm

iwould buy glass syrup containers

Liz December 7, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Oh, man…no matter what you call these beauties, they need to be in my mouth soon! What a scrumptious holiday treat! So fun celebrating #ChristmasWeek with you!

Kim Bee December 7, 2012 - 8:14 pm

Totally and completely gorgeous. I love my deep fryer, I sometimes have to hide it to prevent myself from frying every day. These need to go on my must make list.

Tracey December 7, 2012 - 8:08 pm

I’ve fried SO many things in the past few months, it’s kind of addictive once you get over the fear of it :) No matter what I fry, I usually end up eating WAY too many… Love the idea for these cranberry fritters, might be time to break out the oil again!

Joan@Chocolateandmore December 7, 2012 - 8:07 pm

I love the Blue bottles, would be perfect for making vanilla extract!

barbara n December 7, 2012 - 7:46 pm

So many wonderful choices, but I really like the High-Capacity Wire Bale Air-Seal Glass Jars – Square

melissa@IWasBornToCook December 7, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Boston Round bottles!

Becca from It's Yummilicious December 7, 2012 - 7:03 pm

Those fritters look great! I think I’d get some of the decorative tins:

Leslie December 7, 2012 - 5:37 pm

The glass bottles would be fun for making my own vanilla extract.

Shelly December 7, 2012 - 5:36 pm

I’d love some of their spice jars.

Veronica December 7, 2012 - 5:15 pm

the clear dressing and sauce bottles would be great for homemade dressings!!

Lora Allen December 7, 2012 - 4:40 pm

I love the Air Seal Plastic Jars for food storage and the Bulk Oblong Plastic Spice Jars.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts December 7, 2012 - 4:33 pm

I want their spice jars (I need to redo my spice cabinet)!
Love the fritters too – great baking this week with you!

Heather @girlichef December 7, 2012 - 3:39 pm

Mmmm…these sound awesome! I love any sort of fritters and these are just perfect for the season.

Anne December 7, 2012 - 3:17 pm

I love the little Honey Pots at the Freund website, and they’re reasonably priced, too!

brandi December 7, 2012 - 12:42 pm

These fritters sound so good! I love idea of the tart with the sweet dough.

Ash V December 7, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Love the glass bottles! Or the jars! Could be fun to get some and make some desserts in a jar to give out to friends!

RavieNomNoms December 7, 2012 - 9:36 am

These look sooooo good!

Olivia @ Liv Lives Life December 7, 2012 - 9:28 am

I love the oil and vinegar round glass bottles!

Rebecca@A Dusting of Sugar December 7, 2012 - 9:12 am

I am loving all those glass bottles! I would get some and give my friends homemade vanilla extract <3 Right now I have to keep it in a bottle that way too big.

Ramona December 7, 2012 - 6:04 am

I could pop about half a dozen of these in my mouth! YUM! Happy Day #5! I was great working with you this week! :)

Jenny December 7, 2012 - 5:08 am

cookie tins! In all the stores, all they have are the itty bitty ones- I love the larger sizes here!


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