Apple Pie Fries

It's time to rethink fries! Season fall's favorite fruit with warm spices and fry to create these apple fries ready to dunk in icing.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
21 mins


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¾ cup club soda or sparkling water

  • Ice cubes, if needed

  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • Powdered Cinnamon Sugar

  • Powdered Sugar Icing

Powdered Sugar Icing

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Add the club soda and whisk until the batter is smooth and the consistency of heavy cream. If the batter gets noticeably thicker as it sits, add an ice cube and stir (do not let ice cube sit and melt.)

  2. Peel and core apples and cut into 1/4-inch-thick sticks. Pat dry with paper towels before dipping in the batter.

  3. Attach a deep-fry thermometer to the side of a medium saucepan. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a double layer of paper towels.

  4. Working in batches, drop about 8 sticks into the batter; stir gently to coat. Using chopsticks or a fork, lift apples from the batter, allowing the excess batter to drip back into the bowl. Carefully add to the hot oil, being sure not to crowd the pan. Fry, turning occasionally, until lightly golden on both sides, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or strainer, lift the apple fries from the pan, letting the excess oil drip back into the pan. Transfer to paper towels. Keep in the oven while frying remaining batches. Return oil to 350°F between batches.

  5. Dust apple fries with Powdered Cinnamon Sugar. Serve with Powdered Sugar Icing.

Powdered Sugar Icing

  1. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make drizzling consistency.

    Apple Pie Fries
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Powdered Cinnamon Sugar

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
24g Fat
34g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 435mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 65mg 1%
Folate, total 15.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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.

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