Fried battered apple rings

Savor the deliciousness of fried apple rings. You take apple slices, dip them in batter, fry them until they’re golden, and finish them with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. It’s a simple, irresistible treat!

I like making these in the fall when apples are in season, but you can make them anytime, and they’ll still taste fantastic.

The recipe is super simple and quick. All you need are 2 large apples to make 12 delicious apple treats, which is great.

But they’re so tasty that you might want to make more to keep the whole family happy.

The combination of the natural sweetness of apples with a crispy, golden batter and often a touch of cinnamon sugar or other seasonings creates a satisfying treat that appeals to people of all ages.

Over time, this simple and tasty recipe has likely been adapted and shared among home cooks and bakers, making it a favorite in many households. It’s a versatile dessert or snack that can be enjoyed year-round, especially during apple harvest seasons when fresh apples are abundant.

The best time to make fried apple rings is when you have a craving for their delightful combination of crispy batter, tender apples, and sweet seasonings. Feel free to enjoy them whenever it suits your taste and mood! They are so delicious.

Whether you’re just hanging out with friends, having a nice family breakfast, or treating yourself to something sweet, here are some easy ideas to make those apple rings extra special:

  1. Sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar on them. That’ll give them a little extra oomph. And if you want to make them a fancy dessert, put a scoop of vanilla ice cream with them. Oh, and don’t forget a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce for a super-duper treat!
  2. For some extra fun, get a bunch of dipping sauces like caramel, chocolate, or butterscotch. Put your apple rings on a plate, and then have those sauces nearby. Dip the rings in the sauce—it’s like a flavor adventure!
  3. Make them look pretty, arrange them nicely on a big plate. Maybe sprinkle a little powdered sugar or garnish with fresh mint leaves. It’ll be like a fancy restaurant right at home.
  4. Whipped cream is like a cloud of happiness. So, serve some alongside your apple rings. Everyone can put a little on their rings to make them extra creamy and delicious.


  • All-purpose flour This is one of the key ingredients in the batter used to coat the apple slices
  • Milk a liquid component that is used to create the batter for coating the apple slices.
  • Egg contribute to the texture of the batter and the fried coating.
  • Vanilla extract – Flavor enhancement.
  • Granulated sugar or vanilla flavored sugarFor the sweetness.
  • Apples Our hero here.
  • Vegetable oil  A medium for frying the battered apple rings. 
  • Ground cinnamon Not only adds flavor but also enhances the visual appeal of the dish, creating a warm and inviting presentation.


1- The batter :

To make the batter all you need is to mix all the ingredients except apples and oil. Simply use the fork. The batter should have a medium consistency, not too thin and not too thick.

The apple rings :

You can typically obtain approximately six slices from each apple. Once you’ve removed the skin, proceed to slice the apples. To remove the cores, you can either use a small round cookie cutter or, if you have an apple corer, it’s a handy tool for the task!

Deep frying :

Take each apple ring and dip it into the batter. Allow any excess batter to drip off by inserting a fork into the center of the ring before placing it into the hot oil. I prefer using a frying pan or skillet for deep-frying these rings since they are thin, and it minimizes the amount of oil needed.

Cinnamon sugar coating :

Ensure that the apple rings are still warm when you coat them with cinnamon-flavored sugar.


Q1: Can I prepare fried apple rings in an air fryer?

  • Unfortunately no! Air fryers work like small ovens. They can cook and crisp up food, but they can’t fry battered dishes.

Q2: What type of oil should I use for frying?

  • Opt for an oil with a high smoke point, like sunflower or vegetable oil, for frying. It’s important to maintain a consistent frying temperature. Use inexpensive brand because you’ll likely discard it after frying.

Q3: Which apples should I use?

  • You can use whatever apples you have available. Just avoid using apples that are too mushy inside.

Q4: How can I prevent the apple rings from getting too soggy after frying?

  • To minimize sogginess, make sure the oil is hot enough before frying, and avoid overcrowding the frying pan or deep fryer. Also, using a paper towel to blot excess oil after frying helps maintain crispiness.

Q5: What are some popular dipping sauces for fried apple rings?

  • Common dipping options include caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, or even a simple cinnamon sugar mixture.

Q6: Are there any alternative cooking methods for making apple rings that are less oily?

  • Yes, you can bake apple rings in the oven or use an air fryer for a lower-oil alternative. They won’t be as crispy as deep-fried, but they can still be delicious.


To store your delicious apple rings follow these steps:

  • Allow the fried apple rings to cool completely at room temperature on a wire rack or paper towels. This helps prevent excess moisture from accumulating inside the storage container.
  • When storing, arrange the fried apple rings in a single layer on a plate or baking sheet. Avoid stacking them on top of each other, as this can cause them to become soggy.
  • While it’s best to enjoy fried apple rings fresh, you can refrigerate them for short-term storage. They can stay good in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
  • To reheat refrigerated or frozen fried apple rings, use an oven or an air fryer. Avoid using a microwave, as it may result in a loss of their crispiness.

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