Cinnamon Spice Apple Pie Fries (with 3 Dipping Sauces!)
Apple fries are a fun fall treat that will transport you to the center of an apple orchard! Fried apple sticks coated in cinnamon and sugar served with three sauces for dipping! They will be the star of your fall gathering!
oil for frying(*avocado, canola, safflower, peanut or vegetable oil work best.)
3 Dipping Sauces
store-bought caramel sauce
store-bought chocolate sauce
Prepare your whipped cream by adding heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and mix on high until it thickens up a bit. This should take about 1 minute. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.*We want a thicken cream sauce as opposed to a super thick and fluffy whipped cream to make dipping EASIER.
Mix together your cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl and set aside.
Heat oil to 400°F.
Cut your apples into ½" sticks. (See photos for help.) Do not make them too thin or they will cook too quick and be soggy.
Add your cornstarch to a medium sized bowl.
Squeeze lemon juice over apple sticks and coat well in cornstarch.
When your oil is ready, fry in small batches for 60-70 seconds. (Adding too much at once will bring the oil temperature down making your fries soggy and/or greasy.
When apple fries are ready toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture and serve with three sauces for dipping.
Serve your fries within 1-2 hours of frying! The moisture in the apple will leach out into the crust making them soggy.
Flash fry your apples in advance if expecting company for a party. This will allow you to serve them piping hot efficiently.
Use a mixture of apples for different flavor profiles.
Look out for the LARGEST apples you can find in the produce section!
You can purchase store-bought cool whip if you don't want to make your own whipped cream but I beg you to try making your own. It's 100x better!
Add pumpkin spice to your cinnamon sugar mixture for a fun fall twist!