1. Toss the apples with two tablespoons of the sugar. Cook over medium heat in a covered pot, stirring occasionally, until the apples are slightly softened and the juices are released, about 15 minutes. Drain the apples and set aside to cool.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, ale or beer, and milk. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and remaining sugar until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk just until moistened; the batter will be thick and lumpy.
3. Heat about 1/4 inch oil in a large skillet. Dip the apple rings in the batter to coat, then shake off the excess batter. Fry the fritters over medium-high heat until golden brown, about three minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
4. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top. Serve about three fritters per person.