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These delicious cinnamon apple rings make a great snack or dessert!

Cinnamon Apple Rings Recipe

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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course desserts
Servings 18 -20 rings
Calories 63 kcal

what you'll need

  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • water
  • 3 medium crisp apples
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider or lemon-lime soda
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • oil for frying

let's do it

  • Fill a medium-sized bowl half-full of cold water and squeeze the juice of ½ of a lemon into the water. Slice the apples horizontally into ¼" to ⅜" rounds. (The thicker the slice, the more firm the apple will be after it is cooked.) You may choose to peel the apples before slicing if you want to remove the skin, but it is not necessary. Use a small round cookie cutter or paring knife to remove the core out of each slice and immediately submerge the apples in the lemon water. Repeat until all of the apples have been sliced.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Pour in the beaten egg and apple cider and stir just until combined. It is okay if a few lumps remain. Set the batter aside and stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a separate small bowl.
  • Place a large pot over medium heat and add 1½"–2" of oil. Place a cooking thermometer into the oil and heat to 350 degrees. At this point, you will also want to line a tray or baking sheet with paper towels to drain the slices after they are removed from the oil.
  • Once the oil has reached the correct temperature, remove several slices of apple from the water and blot completely dry with paper towels. Dip each slice into the batter and tap lightly on the side of the bowl to remove any excess. Carefully slide the apple slice into the oil and repeat with as many slices as will fit in a single layer. (Do not overcrowd the oil or the temperature will drop, leaving you with greasy apple slices.)
  • Fry the slices for about 1½ minutes on each side before removing them to drain on the paper towel lined tray. Repeat with all remaining ingredients. While the slices are still warm, coat each of them in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm and enjoy!

One Last Thing

A little word to the wise: you never want to walk away from a pot full of hot oil! Make sure you’ve got everything prepped and ready before you start the frying process.


Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9g
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