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Maple Bacon Apple Fritters

Recipe Created by Pit Master Rusty Johnson of Rusty’s BBQ (Twitter & Instagram: Rustys_bbq)


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cup milk
  • cup apples diced
  • canola oil for frying

1/3 cup Maple Glaze

  • 2 cups powered (confectioners) sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup

1/2 cup Maple Candied Bacon Bits

  • 1 lb Johnston’s Bacon diced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Combine all ingredients except maple glaze, maple candied bacon bits, and canola oil to make the dough for donuts.
  • Fry donuts in canola oil for 3-4 minutes. When brown and crispy, remove donuts and let them cool on a wire rack or paper towel for a couple minutes.
  • Toss the donuts in maple glaze and candied bacon bits.
  • Once donuts are coated in glaze and bacon, add tiny pinches of rock salt to the batch.

Maple Glaze

  • Combine ingredients. Yields 1/3 cup of glaze.

Maple Candied Bacon Bits

  • Cook bacon in a pan for a couple minutes on medium heat until the bacon is half finished. Remove all the bacon grease from the pan.
  • Add brown sugar and maple syrup and continue to cook until bacon is cooked down and sugar and maple syrup are dissolved and absorbed.

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