This winning recipe is a tradition in the making: Rhonda Tebeau won a Canola Oil "Fry It for the Fair" Contest in Vermont (Champlain Valley Fair) with her State Fair Apple Lollipops. Not your average sucker, these pops are pancake batter-based and up for alteration as you add or subtract your favorite filling ingredients.
In a bowl, mix together the pancake mix, milk, granulated sugar, and cinnamon until smooth.
In a microwavable bowl, add the cream cheese, red sugar, and cinnamon. Microwave for 40 seconds or until soft. Mix until smooth. Fill core of apple with filling.
Skewer the apples side to side with a metal skewer and dip in batter. Fry in canola oil heated to 375 degrees. Cook until lightly brown. Remove the apples from fryer and allow to cool. Once cool enough to touch, slice the apples so the core forms a circle in middle of slice. Place on sticks to look like lollipops