September is well under way. The school ‘apple fundraiser’ has gone out, and the branches on your apple tree are literally hanging on the ground they’re so heavy with fruit.
Why is it that one day it seems like there’s no apples on the tree; and then the next day, you have so many apples that you don’t know what to do with them!?! Apple sauce, apple juice, apple cobbler, apple bakes, apples, apples, apples!! There’s so many apples.
We have come to equip you with yet another option to use your apples. A note of caution – this recipe is absolutely delicious and you’ll eat more than one whole apple in a sitting. Easily.
We’re so thankful here in Calgary that apples are always readily available. This is a good thing, because we promise this recipe will be addictive for the rest of apple season.
Or truly, we’re pretty sure this recipe will be a favourite treat throughout the rest of the year.
A few things to mention before we get started:
We did try using an air fryer but we can’t lie…It just wasn’t nearly as good. To make these apples crunch, you’ll need to go back to good old frying. If you’ve never fried much before, don’t worry. This is an easy one. The apples only cook for literally 30 seconds.
Go ahead and prep your apples however you like best. Although, we do recommend your apple slices about 1/4″ thick. Whether they’re ‘stick’ shape or ‘moon’ shape, peel on or off…it’s totally up to you! Just be sure to take out the core and remove any seeds.
Let’s quickly also address the pure indulgence to pair with this apple treat:
Remember only yesterday on our blog we shared our recipe for the easiest, most incredible caramel sauce?! Well, we highly recommend that you have this ready and waiting for dipping. The apple fries dipped in the creamy caramel are unbelievably amazing! (https://cutcooking.com/caramel-sauce/)
Alright, all this talk of apple fries is making our mouths water so let’s get slicing!
After the apples are prepped, squeeze some lemon juice over them and give them a good stir. Simply add then CUT flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir well to coat the apples again and they’re ready to be fried.
As we mentioned earlier, the frying component doesn’t need to be stressful! Use a deeper frying pan and fill it with enough oil to cover at least half of your apple slices in oil. Then it’s simply fry for 30 seconds, flip with a slotted spoon and fry again for 30 seconds. You’ll know your oil is warm enough when you dip an apple and it immediately starts to bubble around your slice.
Once the apples have cooked in the oil for approximately one minute, go ahead and remove them; transfering them on a plate, lined with paper towel. Blot any excess oil off and toss the apple slices into cinnamon sugar. Oh seriously, have we not enticed you yet? Lol.
Apple FriesCourse: Treat, DessertCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Warm apple slices blanketed within a crispy cinnamon batter, this unique fall recipe will become a family favourite. Quick and easy; a simple dessert for during the weekdays, or a special treat after school.
4 apples, a more crisp variety. (our favourite is Granny Smith or Gala)
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup CUT flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
oil for frying
- Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
- Slice apples either in “sticks” or ” moon” shapes. Be sure to remove core and any seeds. Optional – remove peel.
- Squeeze lemon juice over sliced apples and stir well.
- Add CUT flour, baking powder and 1 tbsp cinnamon. Stir to combine and cover all sides of your apples.
- In a separate medium sized bowl, combine 2 tsp cinnamon and sugar to make “cinnamon sugar”.
- Heat oil in medium, deep frying pan. Use enough oil to cover at least half of your apple slices/sticks.
- To test if the oil is ready, slightly dip a ‘floured’ apple and if it starts to bubble, go ahead and add all of the apples.
- Fry for 30-45 seconds. Gently flip or stir apples and fry another 30-45 seconds.
- Remove from frying oil using a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towel. Blot with paper towel to remove any excess oil.
- Toss fried apples in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat well and remove again using clean, dry slotted spoon.
- Dip apples in our Caramel Sauce if you dare. https://cutcooking.com/caramel-sauce/
- Apple fall bliss,
Stacey and Meg
Who doesn’t love fall?….and apples?