Apple Fritter Rings

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


about 2 dozen

Updated: May. 20, 2022
These old-fashioned fried apple rings are the perfect way to end a fun homemade meal. —Bernice Snowberger, Monticello, Indiana
Apple Fritter Rings Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 5 large tart apples
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Caramel ice cream topping, warmed


  1. In a bowl, beat egg, milk and oil. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture until smooth (batter will be thick). Peel, core and cut apples into 1/2-in. rings.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Dip apple rings into batter; fry, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over hot fritters. Serve warm and if desired, drizzle with caramel sauce.
Fried Apple Rings Tips

What kind of apples are best for fried apple rings?

Since you're frying the apples, you'll want a fruit that can withstand the hot temperatures. Avoid softer varieties like Golden Delicious and go for for Granny Smith or Honeycrisp. Learn more about the different types of apples.

How do you cut apples into rings?

After peeling and coring the apples, you can turn the apple on the side and simply (but carefully) cut the apple into 1/2-in. slices. Otherwise, you can use a mandoline slicer on the thick setting if you prefer. If you don't have an apple corer, you can remove the middle from each apple slice by using a small, circular cookie cutter—it just takes longer that way. Here are a few apple peelers to choose from.

How do you store fried apple rings?

Fried apple rings are best served hot and fresh. Trust us—you won't have any leftovers! If you want a recipe that will leave leftovers, try some of our other best apple desserts like apple peanut butter cookies or apple spice cake.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 fritter: 115 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.