Apple Fritters are made by incorporating chunks of apple into a doughnut batter, then dropping portions of that batter into oil, for an irregularly shaped, somewhat jagged pastry.
The difference a bear claw and an apple fritter is its "interpretation." Although it is sometimes considered a doughnut, it’s common for bear claws to be almond-flavored pastries; the texture is just similar to fritters.
Apple fritters are amongst the unhealthiest doughnuts because they are deep fried in fat. A medium sized apple fritter contains around 17 grams of fat (almost half the fat from saturated fat) and 450 calories. Although they don’t have frosting, apple fritters do have a glaze which is primarily high fructose corn syrup.
Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Apple Fritters recipe from Ree Drummond at Foodnetwork.com.