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Fried Apples Recipe

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Making fried apples is really easy and fun! If you are looking for a fun new way to serve up some apples try out this simple fried apples recipe!

When fall rolls around everyone is looking for apple recipes, right?! We all head out to pick apples with the family or if you are like us, you walk out to the backyard and look around at all the apples and think “hmm, what am I going to do with all of these apples” and then you start scrolling on Pinterest.

One of the easiest ways to turn apples into a tasty treat that everyone will devour is with this fried apples recipe. The end result is indulgent, delicious, and perfect to share. Serve up these fried apples with some ice cream, whipped topping, or even cinnamon whipped topping…YUM!

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Pin showing the finished fried apples recipe ready to eat with title across the top.

What kind of fried apples are these?

This is a deep fried apples recipe that is breaded in pancake batter. It’s a sweet treat that is perfect for those later summer and fall parties and picnics.

I love making a batch of these deep fried apples to serve up after dinner as dessert. They are simple, super tasty, and of course very easy to make as well.

What kind of apples should I use for this recipe?

I feel like everyone has their own favorite apple variety. I’m not a fan of red delicious but I know folks who would never dream of eating anything else.

For this recipe I used a Fuji apple. You can definitely use other varieties, the one suggestion I would make is that it should be a relatively firm apple.

I think Macintosh and even the red/yellow delicious varieties might get too soft when they’re battered and fried. Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala, and Pink Lady apples are all usually hits in our house and they are all pretty firm fleshed so any of those would work well too!

a plate full of finished fried apples ready to be eaten or shared.

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes like deep fried apples:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing a lot of cookie recipes or even baking things like meat which can get stuck on to pans!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

For this particular recipe we will be deep frying you can use a pan and oil or you can use a deep fryer. Either way you’ll get the same result but one thing I do like to have on hand is a scoop like this and some metal tongs!

A top down view of the finished apples ready to eat.

What do I need to make this fried apples recipe?

This recipe really only uses a handful of simple to source ingredients. Some of them you probably already have on hand like the oil, cinnamon, water, and sugar. You’ll need apples and some pancake mix to make these deep fried apples.

Because we all usually have most of these ingredients on hand it’s really easy to throw together this simple recipe for dessert, a special snack, or to share!

Fried apples recipe ready to eat with cinnamon sugar coating.

How to make breaded deep fried apples:

Pour oil in a small sauce pot. With a digital thermometer bring the oil to 350 degrees F. 

Dry pancake mix ready to be mixed up to create batter to make fried apples recipe.

In a bowl, mix together water and pancake mix. If the pancake mix is too thick then add a little more water. The mix should lightly coat the outside of the apple. 

Pancake batter mixed and ready to be used as batter.

In a small bowl mix together cinnamon and sugar.

Cinnamon and sugar being mixed together in a large stainless steel mixing bowl.

Cut the apple with an apple corer. Remove skin. Slice the slices in half lengthwise again. Place in batter using tongs. 

Apple being cut with an apple cutting tool that takes out the core and creates 8 slices.

Place into the oil with tongs and fry for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Fry no more than 3 slices at a time unless you’re frying in a larger pan. Remove with spider and set aside. Let excess oil drip off then toss in the slices in the cinnamon sugar mixture. 

Apple slice in the oil frying.

Serve warm!

A top down look at some of the finished apple slices fried and ready to eat.

Do I have to serve these apples warm?

Like most fried foods and most things that have anything to do with pancakes…they’re best served warm. Obviously you don’t have to do anything but I would definitely recommend you serve these fried apples warm!

They get really nice and crispy and then cinnamon sugar adds an extra layer of sweetness. It’s worth it to serve them up right after you cook them…it’s a great excuse to put everything on hold for a few minutes os you can insult in a sweet treat too!

A close up view of some of the finished fried apples recipe ready to eat.

Looking for more easy to make recipes?!

Kids will love recipes like Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe, Ruby Tuesday Potato Cheese Soup Recipe, Ruby Tuesday Biscuits, Apple Hand Pies with Canned Pie Filling, No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe, and Fudge Recipes!

I love to make Delicious Acorn Squash Casseroles, Easy Squash and Zucchini Casserole, Pork Chop Sheet Pan Dinner, Lemon Chicken Tortellini Salad, Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie, BLT Pasta Salad Recipe, Beef Pot Pie Recipe, Ham and Pineapple Pasta Salad, and Creamy Cauliflower Soup | Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup Recipe!

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Printable Fried Apple Recipe:

Yield: 4 Servings

Fried Apples Recipe

Featured image showing the finished fried apples recipe ready to eat on a plate, cinnamon sugar dusted on top of the fried apples.

Making fried apples is really easy and fun! If you are looking for a fun new way to serve up some apples try out this simple fried apples recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup water; maybe more
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Pour oil in a small sauce pot. With a digital thermometer bring the oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together water and pancake mix. If the pancake mix is too thick then add a little more water. The mix should lightly coat the outside of the apple.
  3. In a small bowl mix together cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Cut the apple with an apple corer. Remove skin. Slice the slices in half lengthwise again. Place in batter using tongs.
  5. Place into the oil with tongs and fry for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Fry no more than 3 slices at a time unless you're frying in a larger pan. Remove with spider and set aside. Let excess oil drip off then toss in the slices in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Serve warm!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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