Fried Churro Apple Rings

Give traditional churros a twist by using the batter to coat sliced apple rings instead of frying them plain. Once they're ready, these cinnamon-sugar-coated treats can rival even a slice of apple pie.

Fried Churro Apple Rings
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
19 mins


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices

  • Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying


  1. For batter, in a medium bowl combine flour, the 2 Tbsp. sugar, and the baking powder. Add next four ingredients (through vanilla). Whisk just until smooth.

  2. For cinnamon-sugar, in a shallow dish combine the 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon.

  3. In a large deep skillet or deep-fat fryer heat 1/2 inch oil to 365°F. (If using an electric fryer, follow manufacturer's directions.) Using a fork, dip apple slices into batter; drain off excess batter. Place carefully in the oil. Fry apple rings, a few at a time, in hot oil 2 minutes per side or until golden brown, turning once. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. While still warm, toss in cinnamon-sugar to coat generously.

To Store

Although best served immediately after frying, extra apple rings may be stored. Transfer cooled rings to an airtight container and refrigerate up to 2 days. To reheat, place rings on a baking sheet in a preheated 450°oven until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Air-Fryer Directions

Dip apple rings in batter and place on a parchment- or wax paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze 30 to 60 minutes or until batter is set. Fry in a single layer at 400°F for 7 to 9 minutes, according to manufacturer's instructions. Brush with melted butter before dredging in cinnamon-sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
4g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Folate, total 11.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*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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