“Apfelradln”: Enjoy the Taste of Tirol at Home

Last updated 14.09.2020KlausKlaus

Apples, flour, eggs and milk. That’s all you need to make “Apfelradln”, one of the most popular sweet treats in Tirol. Mix them all together and pop them in the pan with a little butter for a few minutes et voilà. Check out the recipe below for what we think is probably the best way to eat fruit.

Tirol and its people are known for being straight forward and to the point. This simple recipe is an expression of that attitude. Before the apples ripen in autumn, fall to the ground and roll all the way down to the bottom of the mountain, they are picked by hand, cut into slices and dipped in batter. It is so simple yet so delicious. Garnish with a little sugar and cinnamon, that’s it! Children in Tirol grow up loving this sweet treat. “Apfelradln” taste best made with apples from Tirol, of course, but you are welcome to use whatever you’ve got wherever you live.

Difficulty level: easy
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Portions: 4

Ingredients for “Apfelradln”

  • 120g flour
  • Salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 l milk
  • 1 tablespoon of rum (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 4 apples
  • Clarified butter or plant-based margarine for the pan
  • Sugar (and cinnamon, if you like) to sprinkle on top

How to make it

Mix the flour, eggs, milk and sugar in a bowl.

Add a pinch of salt. If you want, add a little rum to the mixture.

Peel the apples. Depending on the size, you will need three or four to make four portions.

Cut the apples into slices around two centimetres thick.

Use a cookie cutter or something similar to remove the core of the apple. Then heat the clarified butter in the pan.

Dip the apple rings in the mixture using a fork and then place them straight into the pan.

As soon as one side is golden brown, turn the apple rings over.

Place onto a plate and sprinkle sugar and/or cinnamon over the top.

Tip! You can make your own sugar-and-cinnamon mix with 10 tablespoons of sugar for every 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.



Having worked overseas for years, Klaus Brunner came back home to explore Tirol with camera and microphone in tow. Home is where your heart is.

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David lavin

Thanks for the recipes keep them coming its one way of being in the Tirol when stuck in the UK
Many thanks Dave

Slavomír Bohatý

Moc pěkné, chutné anenáročná pochoutka i zdravá. Děkuji.

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