With a 5-ingredient batter recipe and a 5-minute prep time, these old-fashioned Apple Fritter Rings are so easy to prepare. They are fried to crispy perfection and ready to eat (and melt in your mouth) in under 10 minutes!
Crispy Homemade Apple Fritter Rings
Every year we make our family outing to the apple orchard. It’s always such a fun day, and it’s full of delicious apple flavored treats. One of my son’s favorites is the Apple Fritter Rings at our local orchard. So, I thought it would be so fun to surprise him by making my own homemade version!
These are super quick and easy to make at home, ready in under 10 minutes. We love to finish them off with a drizzle of caramel or top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This is a fun and delicious homemade apple treat that the whole family will enjoy!
Why We Love This Recipe
- Quick and easy to make
- Kid-friendly and approved
- A quick delicious snack
- Great way to use up apples from the orchard or store
- An apple orchard favorite easily homemade
- Short list of ingredients
- Delicious as leftovers reheated in the oven or air fryer
- Ginger Ale
- All-purpose flour
- Powdered sugar
- Oil for frying
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How to Homemade Apple Fritter Rings
This recipe is really easy to make. The prep time for the batter is just 5 minutes, and each batch of rings will cook for just 4 minutes, meaning your first batch is ready in under 10 minutes!
Heat the oil until it reaches a temperature of 350 degrees F. TIP: If you don’t have a way to check the temperature of your oil a quick cheat is to use the handle of a wooden spoon. If bubbles form around the wood then the oil is hot enough to fry.
Remove the apple cores and slice apples into ¼” slices. TIP: Do not cut the apple slices too thick, or they won’t cook through enough.
Whisk together ginger ale, flour, and salt.
Dip each apple slice into the batter and drop into heated oil, turn over after 2 minutes.
After frying both sides, remove apples and set them on a paper towel.
Mix together powdered sugar and cinnamon and dust it over the top of fried fritter rings
- CARAMEL: These apple fritter rings are so delicious with caramel sauce – the store-bought type you use on ice cream works just fine.
- ICE CREAM: It’s also delicious to serve these warm fritters with some cold and creamy vanilla ice cream!
- WHIPPED CREAM: For a simple sweet and creamy complement to these, you can top them off with whipped cream! I especially love them with my homemade whipped cream recipe.
What Type Of Apple Is Best for Apple Fritter Rings?
Any type of apples will work in this recipe and be delicious! I have found that I like to use a sweeter apple over a tart apple. So, I tend to stick with Honeycrisp or Pink Ladies. But, you can totally use your favorite kind of apple!
- If you don’t have an apple corer, you can slice the apples and use a spoon to carefully remove the core circle.
- When you begin to fry your apple pieces, don’t add too many to the oil to be fried at one time, or they will start to stick together. I have found that with a typical countertop electric fryer you will only be able to add 3 apples at a time.
- If you do not plan on eating the apple fritters right when they come out of the oil, you can pop them in the oven to keep them warm.
Can I Make Apple Fritter Rings In The Air Fryer?
While there are various recipes for Air Fryer Apple Fritter Rings, this is not one of them.
The batter used in this recipe is too runny and needs to be fried in hot oil. This technique also makes for the crispiest and most delicious fritter rings!
If you placed these in the air fryer the batter would run off the apples before setting. You need a thicker batter for the air fryer. However, these are delicious as leftovers reheated using the air fryer!
If you are looking for a delicious air fryer recipe – check out our Air Fryer Donuts! You won’t believe how delicious they are!
How to Store Apple Fritter Rings
While these are best when eaten fresh, they can also be stored and reheated if you have leftover.
There is no need to refrigerate your fritter rings. Simply store them on your countertop for 2 days.
Due to the texture of the fried apple fritter ring, they are best when reheated in an air fryer or hot oven. The microwave will make them very soft, almost soggy. I don’t recommend freezing this recipe.
Other Easy Apple Recipe
Apple Fritter Rings
- 4 Apples
- 1 can Ginger Ale
- 1-½ Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
- 3 Tsp. Cinnamon
- Oil for frying Only needs to be 1-2 inches deep
- Turn on the heat to your oil, to reach 350°F.
- Using an apple corer, remove the core from the apples.
- Slice the apples into ¼” Slices and set aside.
- Pour the ginger ale into a medium sized mixing bowl and add the flour and salt. Mix together using a whisk.
- Once your oil has reached temperature dip each apple ring into the batter that has formed and carefully drop into the hot oil. Depending on the size of your frying setup, don’t add too many at the same time or they will stick together. For a typical countertop electric fryer you will only be able to add 3 at the same time.
- Turn apple slices over after 2 minutes to cook the other side (the apple slices will be cooking on the top).
- After 4 minutes frying time remove each apple ring, allow to drain on a paper towel. If they are not being eaten right away as you take them out they can be kept warm in the oven.
- Drop more into the oil.
- Take a small mixing bowl and add the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Mix together and dust the fried apple fritter rings.
- Serve warm.
- If you don’t have an apple corer you can slice the apples then use a spoon to carefully remove the core circle.
- Don’t cut the apple slices too thick or the apple won’t cook through enough.
If you don’t have a way to check the temperature of your oil a quick cheat is to use the handle of a wooden spoon. If bubbles form around the wood then the oil is hot enough to fry.
I would not recommend freezing this recipe.
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