KORU® Apple Nuggets

Preparation time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time:  15 minutes

Makes about 24

Recipe supplied by: Sandi McGrath "Rolling these nuggets in the cinnamon sugar reminds me of the cinnamon toast we used to make as kids!"

These go quickly as is, but are delicious served with warmed vanilla or chocolate pudding for dipping!



3 small to medium KORU® Apples, cored and cut into matchsticks (A mandoline makes this easy!)

1 cup flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more if you want a stronger cinnamon flavor)

1 egg

1/2 cup whole milk (May need a bit more, the dough should be thick, but drop from a spoon)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (optional, but adds a nice flavor)

Cinnamon sugar for coating:

4 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Oil, for deep frying


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients. 
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk egg, then add milk and vanilla.
  3. Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients and mix together well, then stir in apples and ginger
  4. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a pan for frying
  5. Using tongs, 'pinch' about 1 tablespoon of the apple mixture and drop into the hot oil.  You can cook about 6 at a time, depending on how large your pan is.
  6. The nuggets will float to the top. Turn them about halfway through, approximately 3 minutes total cooking time, until they are golden brown.
  7. Make sure you do not make them too large or they will not cook through,
  8. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  9. Roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture
  10. Best served while warm!