Apple Fritter Rings

Apple Fritter Rings Elegant Apple Fritter Rings

Apple Fritter Rings- Apple rings, apple doughnuts, apple fritters, apple beignets—no matter what you call them, one thing is certain: apple slices bathed in buttermilk batter and fried to golden brown perfection are, well, perfection. Add caramel sauce to the equation and suddenly Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes are facing fierce competition in the Best of Breakfast category.

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This quick and easy recipe for apple fritter rings steers clear of yeast, so there’s no proofing (or waiting) required. And while homemade caramel sauce is a dunk-worthy addition to the recipe, you can also simply coat the fried apple rings in cinnamon and sugar for a faster finish to this fried delight.

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Apple Fritter Rings

Apple Fritter Rings Elegant Apple Fritter Rings

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These Apple Fritter Rings are a fun spin on the popular donut shop Apple Fritter. Like a sweet apple version of an onion ring! #appetizer #breakfast #dessert #applerecipe

  • Author: oliwiakey
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sweet’N Low® (2 packets) , or 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • splash of vanilla
  • 4 large apples
  • vegetable oil, for frying

For the Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sweet’N Low® (6 packets) , or 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Line a baking sheet with paper towels; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, Sweet’N Low, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Add in the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla; stir until just combined.
  3. Slice the apples into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Remove and discard the center core of each slice with a tiny cookie cutter or apple corer.
  4. Add about 2 inches of oil to a large heavy-bottomed pot set over medium heat, until it reaches 350 degrees F.
  5. Dip each apple ring into the batter, shaking off any excess. Carefully lower the ring into the oil. Fry apple rings 3 or 4 at a time, but don’t allow them to touch, for about 1 minute per side, or until golden.
  6. Using tongs, transfer them to the paper towels.
  7. Repeat the process with the remaining apple slices.
  8. While still warm, sprinkle them with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  9. Serve and enjoy!


  1. If you want to use regular granulated sugar instead, you’ll need 2 tablespoons for the batter and 1/3 cup for the cinnamon-sugar topping.
  2. You can really use any type of apple here, but I prefer Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji.
  3. These Apple Fritter Rings are simple enough as is, but pancake batter would simplify them even more.
  4. You can make the inner hole pretty small like I did, using a single apple corer, or widen it up with a round biscuit cutter. You could even use the rim of a glass if you put some muscle behind it.

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