Beer-Battered Apple Rings

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Thin slices of fresh fall apples, coated in a beer batter and fried until golden. I don’t think there’s any better way to enjoy apples than Beer-Battered Apple Rings.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Especially when sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Just a few minutes in the oil makes the apples tender and delicious. Served warm they are a treat like no other.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Just about anything tastes good when fried and apples are no exception. Coated in beer batter and dusted with cinnamon sugar, Β there is no more perfect fried food for fall.

I used a combination of Gala apples and Granny Smith apples and I liked the taste of the Gala ones better. Which is no surprise because I like them better in general. Β I didn’t peel my apples, but it is probably preferable to do so. If the skin doesn’t soften up enough, it won’t be a easy to bite into as the rest of the apple.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

You want to make sure the oil is the right temperature and this is easiest done by attaching a candy thermometer to the edge of the pot. I like to do most of my frying in a Dutch oven. Heat the oil to 375 degrees. When you add the apple slices (only do about 4 at a time) the temperature will drop some which is OK. Just try not to let it go below 350.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Beer-Battered Apple Rings are best eaten immediately while still warm. I think the more sugar they’re sprinkled with, the better. They would also be great dipped in some caramel sauce.

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Beer-Battered Apple Rings

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Thin slices of fresh apple coated in a beer batter and fried until golden. Sprinkle Beer-Battered Apple Rings with some powdered sugar for an unbelievable fall snack.
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  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup light beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 apples, It's probably best to peel the apples, but I didn't peel mine, I used Granny Smith and Gala
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Whisk in beer, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  • Pour about 2 inches of Vegetable oil into a Dutch oven or deep cast iron skillet or pot. Heat to 375 degrees.
  • While oil is heating, cut apples into slices about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick, starting at bottom of apple and working your way to stem end. Use an apple corer or a knife to remove the core part of each slice. Pat apple slices dry with paper towel and place in batter.
  • Coat slices well in batter and fry about 4 apple rings at a time, cooking 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Immediately after removing from oil, sprinkle with just a touch of salt.
  • Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon and sift over apple rings before serving. Best served immediately.


Calories: 264kcal


18 thoughts on “Beer-Battered Apple Rings

  1. I think I may have fallen in love with food. <3 Specifically with these apple rings. I can't stop staring at them and their perfectly fried exteriors! I'm pinning this to make as soon as I pick up apples from the farmers' market! πŸ˜€

  2. I really don’t think there is a better way to enjoy apples!! I’m a big sucker for fried dough covered with cinnamon and sugar and the addition of the apple sounds amazing! I will definitely be dipping these in caramel sauce πŸ™‚

  3. I love the beer batter on these apple rings, such a great idea! I definitely agree that everything tastes better fried, these look great. Pinning these πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, fried apples? I’ve never tried fried before but you’re so right – who could resist beer battered and fried anything? That sounds incredible! Love the powdered sugar coating too!

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