Apple Rings

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Apple Rings

With the hot summer months upon us, I have found myself buying container after container of fruit. Whether it be strawberries, blueberries or even apples, when it comes to summer I love to sit down with a big bowl of fruit and satisfy my sweet tooth.

The best future sister-in-law ever went berry picking the other day while I was out of town. She came home with an over abundance of raspberries and cherries. My husband had to stop by their house to drop something off and upon his return home, he showed up at the door with plastic containers full of sweet berries and cherries. My jaw dropped and I immediately began thinking of ways to use up these delicious treats.

Thoughts of syrups, tarts, scones, and muffins danced in my head...and the more ideas I came up with, the more I failed to realize that as I was brainstorming, I was also popping one raspberry after another into my mouth. By the end of the brainstorming session, I was fresh out of raspberries...and I even devoured a few cherries as well.

At that point, I was back to square one...until I looked at the kitchen table and saw apples that were begging to be enjoyed. Instead of cutting up a bunch of slices and serving with lunch, I decided to cut them into rings, throw them into the fryer, and see what I could come up with in terms of serving them as a dessert. These apple rings were love at first bite.

Next on my to do list? Finding where this u-pick berry patch is located. I need to get my hands on more of those delicious berries!

Apple Rings

For the rings:

Ingredients:
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large apples, peeled
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Cinnamon and sugar
For the icing:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Directions:
  1. Whisk egg white until foamy. Whisk in the water and vanilla. Next, whisk in the flour and salt.
  2. Slice the apples into 1/2-inch thick slices. Using varying sized cutters, cut “rings” out of apple slices, discarding smallest circle containing core. 
  3. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Dip apple rings into batter and then place into the oil. Allow the apples to fry in small batches and turn frequently. Remove from the oil when golden brown and place on a paper towel. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Transfer rings to a wire rack and place the wire rack on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the rings turn crispy.
  6. Drizzle the icing over the rings and serve warm. (To make the icing, simply combine all of the ingredients and stir until combined).
What is your favorite way to bake with apples?
* Recipe slightly adapted from Wikia.

39 comments:

  1. This look great! I've never had apple rings before, but I really like the look of them. Yum!

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  2. I wou ld have never thought of fried apple rings but it looks and sounds like a great (and delicious) idea Jen. Love this :)

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  3. I thought they were onion rings from glancing at the picture on FB, but then I saw Apple Rings and o...m...g... Must try...

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  4. Jen, these look amazing. I definatly want to be having these right about now. yummmm

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  5. Oh my, I am such a sucker for anything apple and these look simply incredible! Will definitely be on my "to try" list! Thanks, Chris

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  6. Holy wow Jen, you just blew my mind. Genius!!

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  7. These look incredible! Wishing I had some apples so I could try this right now.

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  8. I am dreaming of these atop a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream; they look so delicious.

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  9. What a great idea, Jen! These sounds so good and that photo is stunning.

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  10. Fantastic idea! I love apples and I am sure these are divine!

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  11. omg, they're like dessert onion rings! Love these!

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  12. These look and sound amazing! Gorgeous photo!

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  13. Oooh my grandma used to make apple fritter back in the day, and this recipe reminds me of those! I have to try this!

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  14. these look like what the French call "beignets au pommes". yum! :)

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  15. Holy wow Jen, you just blew my mind. Genius!!

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  17. Oh my!!! I have to try this.
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  18. These look so good! I was wondering if you can share the source for that amazing rippled bowl?!

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  19. Gave it a shot and they turned out fantastic, so i make a batch in advance to take with me to share with friends and family... they do not keep long at all, within 30mins they were no longer crispy and were sub par.

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  20. They look positively decadent...but I can imagine they would not keep well so sorry for anonymous but I will make sure they are eaten quickly!

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  21. making these right now with my mom, they sure smell good!

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  22. Our local 'chippy' in the UK used to do Battered Pineapple Rings....yummy

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  23. Those look amazing! I must try them! Great job and you've got a new follower. ^_^

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  24. These sound delicious and look forward to making them this fall!

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  25. Omg how awesome are these yum yum!!!!

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  26. I sure wish you had a PINTEREST button! would love to pin these recipes to my board and share with my friends :)

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  27. These look heavenly, can I use milk or half & half instead of the water?

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  28. hmm sounds a lot like apple fritters - chinese takeaway desserts. might try it, and use banana and pineapple as well - like the chinese takeaways :D

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  29. Just made these and I loved them!

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  30. These look delicious! Have you ever tried them without an oven? (I'm living in Barcelona and don't have one).

    Also, what kind of cutter did you use to make them in rings?

    Thanks so much!

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  31. These apple rings are such a good idea! I'm adding apples to my grocery list so I can try this ASAP.

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  32. Saw this on Pinterest. I really like the idea. Unique. I will have to try this during prime apple season.

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  33. i used brown rice flour and baked these at 400° for 15 minutes on one side 10 on the other. They turned out good, too. Not as pretty though.

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  34. All I have to say is yummydelicous treat!!!!!

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  35. Hi! I stumbled on your blog and I fell in love with this recipe! I could kick myself for never having even thought about frying apple rings. I can't wait to try this I absolutely love the recipe!

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    Have a good day!

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  36. These look wonderful, can't wait to try...

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