Crispy Apple Rings Recipe

Erin Jackson

These battered and fried apple rings from Chef Donald Lockart of Cusp look like a yeast doughnut, but are much easier and quicker to make.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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  • 2 cups canola oil (for frying)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup soda water

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 cup Fuji apple, peeled, cored and sliced width-wise into flat circles

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

  • Caramel, to taste (warmed), for serving

  • 1/4 cup granola, for serving


  1. Toss raw apple rings in lemon juice until coated.

  2. Combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Stir in the soda water and buttermilk until just combined. In a second bowl, mix the powdered sugar and remaining 1/2 cup of flour together.

  3. Toss apple slices in powdered sugar mixture, then dip apples one-by-one in the batter, submerging them all the way.

  4. Add 2 cups of canola oil to a 1 1/2-inch deep skillet. Heat oil on medium high or until it reaches 350°F. If you have a small personal fryer, that may work the best. Once oil is hot enough, which is when dough floats to the top, carefully add the battered apple slices. The oil will be very hot.

  5. Cook until brown, about 1 to 2 minutes, then flip. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes until both sides are browned. Transfer to paper towels to absorb excess oil.

  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, warm caramel, and granola.

Special Equipment

Deep-fryer or skillet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
864 Calories
39g Fat
121g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 864
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 692mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 121g 44%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 75g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 248mg 19%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 371mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)