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Fried Apples

It is an apple time of year, and I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a new way to enjoy such a delicious fruit. I love apple pie. I love apple crisp. And now I love fried apples. And how could you not? After creating my Deep Fried Peaches, I realized that I wasn’t really fulfilling my deep fried desserts potential unless I went for an easy deep fried apple pie. (I’m already thinking of new ways to fry things. I’m trying really hard to resist. I promise. So far it’s not happening.) I love that this is a new way to enjoy the bounty of apples that everyone is bringing in.

This recipe is super easy with just apples that get soft in the microwave, and dunked in a quick batter, then fried to perfect followed by a final dunk in a bowl of cinnamon sugar. Have I told you how I love cinnamon sugar? Such a simple mixture, and yet it’s perfectly perfect.

A New Way To Use Cinnamon Sugar

I guess that this is more of an old way, but I used to sprinkle cinnamon sugar on ritz crackers. What?! I know it’s not healthy! I just thought it was delicious. And it is. My mom would catch me hiding in the pantry, pulling out a ritz, and carefully covering it with sugar. Clearly some would escape through the holes and onto the floors, but I didn’t care. I was treating myself to a wonderful snack. Now days I would never do that, although is a smear of Nutella on a graham cracker any better? Anyway, I triple dog dare one of you to try it. It’s delicious.

Are Apple Good For You?

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber.

These may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. 

Apples are a very healthy snack.

What Oil Is Best For Frying?

Peanut oil is the best oil for frying.

It has a neutral taste, and a high smoking point.

Canola or vegetable oil, safflower and extra light olive oil are also good choices.

Fried Apples

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Fried Apples

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
This recipe is super easy with just apples that get soft in the microwave, and dunked in a quick batter, then fried to perfect followed by a final dunk in a bowl of cinnamon sugar.


  • 4 Apples Granny Smith's, cut in half and cored
  • 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Flour


  • 1 1/4 Cup White Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Peanut or Canola Oil
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Bowl of Cinnamon Sugar
  • Caramel Sauce


  • Fill a pie dish or bowl with about 3/4 Cup Cinnamon Sugar, set aside.
  • Place the apples in a bowl and sprinkle with the first round of cinnamon sugar, nutmeg and flour.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Microwave for 30-60 seconds or until juicy and tender.
  • Whisk together the flour, milk, sugar, egg, baking powder and sea salt. The batter should end up nice and smooth.
  • Set aside.
  • Fill a large pot with peanut oil (if you have allergies use Canola, peanut just heats up hotter and doesn't burn as fast).
  • Heat over medium high heat. Once the oil begins to pop and snap (drop a little water in or put a wooden spoon handle to the bottom to test it) you are ready to go.
  • Add each apple half to the batter and coat evenly. Quickly lift out and let drip a little, add to the hot oil.
  • Fry for about 3 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly golden.
  • Remove and immediately drop the apple halves in the reserved cinnamon sugar, turning to coat.
  • Set into ice cream dishes, top with ice cream and caramel sauce.
  • Enjoy!


Store left overs in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Fried Apples
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 128IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

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  • Oh my goodness, I am salivating here!! I love apples, candy apples, caramel apples and I have a deep and meaningful relationship with the fried apples at Cracker Barrel, but this, this, fried apples with cinnamon sugar? I think I’ve died and gone to apple heaven. I will be trying this!! Thank you for sharing

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  • I could live on this apple pie alone. And I want to. HOLY YUM.

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  • Oh my goodness, girl… this looks amazing! My husband would go crazy for these. Pinned to try soon!

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  • Oh my freaking goodness. Yes. This is it! I went apple picking last weekend and am looking for all sorts of new things to try. This one just shot to the top of the list!

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  • what a delicious and brilliant idea!

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  • Sounds Pretty Flippin Awesome! I'm all about creating new apple eating ways!

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  • I have been so out of the blogging world for so long. I have been catching up on your amazing blog tonight and I am in love. Your photos are perfectly delicious and there are so many recipes I must try. I am glad I came back to visit, what has taken me so long?!?!? 🙂

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  • Oh Carrian! I loved you before but now!!!! My dad made something similar to this when I was little, I can't wait to try these.
    You're AWESOME!

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  • Will you fry these for me? I am scared of frying things…

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  • Love the idea of the deep fried apple pie. Your photos and presentation are incredible!

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  • You, my friend, are simply brilliant!! Love this!

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  • wow oh wow, i love deep fried anything and this take on apple pie is just fabulous!

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  • I want this so badly I can barely even stand it. You are genius my friend!

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  • Oh yeah, these are sooo calling my name!

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  • oh my goodness!!! looks AMaZING!!! 🙂

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  • These look divine!! Can't wait to try them!

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  • What a great idea. Looks sinfully delicious!

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Cozy Soup Recipes to Get You Through the Winter