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These cinnamon sugar fried apple rings are a delicious fall treat! This easy fried apples recipe is simple to make and your family will love them.

Fried treats hold a special place in the heart of my taste buds. Once you’ve tried these deep fried apple slices, you need to try this Spudnuts Recipe or these Easy Donuts.

a plate filled with fried apples covered in cinnamon and sugar

Cinnamon Fried Apple Rings

I don’t know what it is about fried treats but I just can’t get enough of them. I’ve always loved going to the county fair and seeing what things they can come up with to make a delicious fried treat. Every time I go, I’m simply amazed at all the new things they have and love each one of them.

The best thing about these fried slices of heaven, is that they are so easy to make at home. One of my favorites were deep fried apple slices. These cinnamon sugar fried apple rings make the perfect fall treat. They are literally made of apples, cut into thin rings, dipped in a delicious batter, fried up and coated in cinnamon and sugar. Is there anything better than that?

How To Make Fried Apples Rings

This easy recipe below will show you how to make these delicious fried apple rings. Consider yourself warned because once you make these delicious fried apple rings, you’ll always be thinking of what else you can fry.

Preparation – Slice the apples into thin round slices that are about a quarter of an inch thick. Cut the core out of each apple slice and then cut each slice so there are two rings. Preheat the vegetable oil in a large shallow pot over medium heat.

Make The Batter – Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar into a medium sized bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine the milk and vinegar (or substitute with buttermilk), with the egg. Add the milk mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir everything together. In a third bowl, mix together the remaining cinnamon and sugar and then pour the mixture onto a plate.

Dip & Fry – Dip each apple ring into the batter and allow any excess to drip off. Place a few slices at a time into the heated oil and let them fry for a few minutes. Once the bottom side has turned brown, flip each apple ring over and let the other side cook until it’s a golden brown as well.

Once both sides have cooked, remove the apple rings and place them on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil. Place them on the plate with the cinnamon and sugar mixture to cover each side. These cinnamon apple rings taste the best when they’re hot, so serve them immediately.

a plate of deep fried apple slices coated with a cinnamon and sugar mixture

Tips & Tricks

Substitution – If you prefer to use buttermilk in your recipe batter, you can substitute one cup of buttermilk for the milk and vinegar.

Perfect Slices – I used a mandolin slicer when cutting my apples into rings. Just put it on the “thick” setting and you’re all set.

Easy Ring Cuts – I used a round biscuit cutters to cut each slice into the two rings.

More Delicious Apple Recipes

If you enjoyed these fried apples rings, then you’re going to love these other apple recipes!

Fried Apple Rings Recipe

Now that you’ve seen just how easy these are to make, it’s your turn! Leave us a comment below and let us know how you liked them or tag us on social media so we can see how much fun you’re having in the kitchen!

a stack of six cinnamon fried apple rings on a white plate
4.63 from 8 votes

Fried Apples Rings

These cinnamon sugar fried apple rings are a delicious fall treat!  This easy fried apples recipe is simple to make and your family will love them.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 383 kcal



  • 4 apples large
  • oil for frying

for the batter:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 cup milk or 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg

for the cinnamon sugar topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon



  1. Preheat a large shallow pot full of about 2 inches of oil over medium heat.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together your flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Combine your buttermilk and egg in a small bowl.
  4. In a third bowl combine your cinnamon and sugar for the topping then dump onto a plate.
  5. Dump your buttermilk and egg into the flour mixture and stir together.
  6. Slice your apples into thin round slices, about 1/4 inch thick (I used my mandolin on thick). Cut out the cored of your apples and cut each apple slice into 2 rings using a round cookie or biscuit cutter.
  7. Dip your apple slices into your batter and allow excess batter to drip off.
  8. Put a few slices at a time into the preheated oil and allow to cook for a couple minutes, flipping after the bottom half is a golden brown color. Then cook on bottom side till browned too.
  9. Remove from oil and place on some paper towels to drip excess oil off.
  10. Dip apple slices into cinnamon sugar mixture, and coat on both sides.
  11. Serve immediately as they're definitely best while hot. And bonus - they taste amazing alone, but also amazing dipped in chocolate!
Nutrition Facts
Fried Apples Rings
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 257IU5%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a stack of six cinnamon fried apple rings on a white plate


About the Author:  Aimee is the creative mom and blogger from Like Mother Like Daughter. Aimee spent a few years blogging on Somewhat Simple as one of our baking contributors.

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