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Apple Fries
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Apple Fries (Crispy and Easy)

Apple Fries are the perfect way to celebrate fall. They’re crispy, sweet, and delicious! You can make them as an appetizer or even a dessert. These fries will be your favorite fall treat this year! They’re easy to make and taste amazing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple fries
Servings: 3 batches
Author: Jill


  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 C water
  • 4 Granny Smith apples cored, peeled, sliced into fries about 1/2in thick
  • 1 ⁄2 C cornstarch
  • 4 C canola oil to fry the fries
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Fresh whipping cream
  • 1 C caramel sauce heated


  • Prepare an apple bath for your fresh sliced apples.
  • In a large bowl add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to 1 cup of water.
  • Set aside.
  • Slice the peeled apples and then cut into 1⁄2 inch wide sticks,
  • As you cut the apples into the sticks, add them to the water bath.
  • Soak them for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups of vegetable oil to the electric fryer.
  • Allow the oil to heat to 300 degrees.
  • Place a wire rack over a baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Drain and rinse the apple sticks.
  • Set them aside in a bowl.
  • Divide into 2 equal batches.
  • Put the cornstarch in a small bowl.
  • Toss the apple sticks in the bowl until well coated.

First Batch:

  • Shake off the excess cornstarch from the apple sticks.
  • Add the prepared apple sticks to the electric fryer.
  • Fry for about 2 minutes or (until the sticks are soft but still pale in color.)
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the first patch of apple fries.
  • Lay paper towels on the baking sheet.
  • Place the apple fries on the wire rack.

Second Batch:

  • Allow the fryer to reach 300 degrees before adding the second batch.
  • Once the vegetable oil reaches 300 degrees.
  • Toss the second batch of apple sticks in the cornstarch.
  • Shake off the excess cornstarch.
  • Fry the second batch for 2 minutes or until they are soft yet still pale.
  • Remove the apple fries from the fryer and place them on the wire rack.
  • Allow the vegetable oil to heat to 375 degrees.
  • Add 1⁄2 cup of sugar and the cinnamon together in a shallow baking dish.
  • Set aside.


  • Using an electric mixer add the heavy cream, vanilla, and remaining sugar.
  • Beat until medium peaks form. Move to a small bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • Divide the apple fries into 3 equal batches.
  • Add the first of the 3 batches to the fryer.
  • Refry the first batch for 1 1⁄2 minutes or until they are crisp and lightly brown.
  • Line a cookie sheet with a layer of paper towels.


  • Toss the first batch of apple fries onto the lined baking dish.
  • Next, toss those apple fries in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Move to a plate.
  • Refry the second batch of apple fries following the same directions as with the first batch.
  • Follow the same directions, fry the third batch of apple fries and finish following the same steps.
  • Add the second and third batch of apple fries to the plate holding the first batch.
  • Serve the apple fries with whipped cream and warm caramel sauce for dipping.