Amazing Apple Fritter Rings Recipe for Fall

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I absolutely love apple fritters.  More than apple cider, more than cider donuts, they are, to me, the perfect fall treat.  The ones that are a big, bready lump are ok, but the kind that calls to me with a sweet siren's song is the ring-shaped variety.  I want a lot of apple in my apple fritters.

Apple fritter rings being dusted with powdered sugar.

Ring Style Apple Fritters Recipe:

  • Apples, sliced thinly and cored
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt


apples being thinly sliced with a mandolin.

Start by peeling your apples, and slicing them thinly.  I like to use a nice, tart Granny Smith apple in these.  The cooked apple has a good texture, and you can't beat that bright flavor in a fritter.  You can use a knife to slice the apples, of course, but a mandolin makes quick work of the job, and makes perfectly even slices.  


Apples cut into thin slices with the center core removed with a small, round cookie cutter.

Use a small round cookie cutter (like I did) or just a knife to cut out the center core of each apple ring.

Apple fritter batter being whisked together in a clear bowl.

Mix together your batter (all the ingredients except for the apples).


Rings of thinly sliced apples in a bowl of thin batter.

Dip apples in the thin batter.  It's ok if there are lumps.  (See?  Lots of lumps!  But the fritters turn out perfectly, I promise.)

Apple fritter rings being fried in hot oil.

Fry in hot vegetable oil until golden brown.  I don't have a deep fat fryer, so I use my electric skillet for the job.  I almost never fry things, so there's no way I want to find room in my kitchen for a single-use appliance like that.

Freshly fried apple fritter rings.

Place the golden apple fritter rings on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil while you fry up the next batch.


Apple fritter rings being dusted with powdered sugar in a small strainer.

Sprinkle the warm apple fritters with powdered sugar.  I like to use a very fine, small sifter for this job, but you could just use a fork or a spoon, too.


Apple fritter rings dusted with powdered sugar

My goodness, these are delicious.  A light, crisp batter surrounding a flavorful ring of apple.  It's the perfect ratio of batter to fruit, in my opinion.

Apple fritter rings dusted with powdered sugar


Apple fritter rings dusted with powdered sugar and stacked on a white plate.

This is what autumn should taste like.  


Apple fritter rings dusted with powdered sugar on a white plate.

Pure apple perfection!

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