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fried apple rings with cinnamon and sugar on a white plate
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4.08 from 13 votes

EASY Fried Apples Rings

Fried apple rings are a festive fall treat made from fresh apples, cinnamon, and sugar. They're easy to make and taste delicious! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, desserts, fall, fried, fruit
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 383kcal



  • 4 large apples
  • 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
  • 1 large egg

for the cinnamon sugar topping:

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



  • Preheat a large shallow pot full of about 2 inches of oil over medium heat.
  • In a medium-sized bowl mix together your flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. In a small bowl, combine your buttermilk and egg. In a third bowl, combine your cinnamon and sugar for the topping then pour onto a plate.
    mixing ingredients to make a batter for fried apples
  • Pour your buttermilk and egg into the flour mixture and stir together.
    adding wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in a bowl of batter
  • Slice your apples into thin round slices, about 1/4 inch thick (I used my mandolin on thick). Cut out the core of your apple slices with a water bottle lid or a round cookie/ biscuit cutter.
    apple slices with their centers cut out
  • Dip your apple slices into your batter and allow excess batter to drip off.
    dipping the apple slices into batter
  • Put a few slices at a time into the preheated oil and allow to cook for a couple of minutes, flipping after the bottom half is a golden brown color.
    frying apple slices on the stove
  • Once both sides are browned, remove from oil and place on some paper towels to drip excess oil off. Dip apple slices into cinnamon sugar mixture, and coat on both sides.
    rolling the apple slices into a cinnamon sugar mixture
  • Serve immediately as they're definitely best while hot.
    hand holding a fried apple slice that has been bitten


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2mg