Ricotta Fritters with Maple-Cinnamon Drizzle

Who knew a deep-fried dessert could be so elegant?
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Ricotta Fritters with Maple-Cinnamon Drizzle

Recipe by Rochelle Palermo

Start to FinishServings

30 minutes

Makes about 36 fritters


  • 1 cup fresh ricotta    

  • 1/2 cup whole milk    

  • 2 large eggs    

  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar    

  • 1 tbsp. orange zest, plus more for garnish   

  • 1 cup flour    

  • 2 tsp. baking powder    

  • Canola oil, for frying    

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup   

  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon    


In bowl, whisk ricotta, milk, eggs, sugar, 1 tbsp. orange zest, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Whisk in flour and baking powder. In pot, heat 2 inches of oil over medium until shimmering. Working in batches, drop 2 tbsp. of batter for each fritter into hot oil. Fry, turning once, until deep golden, about 8 minutes. Drain fritters on paper towels. In saucepan, warm maple syrup with cinnamon over medium. Drizzle over fritters. Garnish with orange zest.