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Fried Apple Pies

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Servings: 8 apple pies
In this delicious recipe for Fried Apple Pies (an old time southern favorite), you can use either store-bought refrigerated pie crust dough (made by Pillsbury) or store-bought refrigerated flaky biscuit dough, also made by Pillsbury, although any good flaky biscuit dough will work.

Note: Other fruits may be used instead of apples in this recipe, such as peaches or cherries.

2 tablespoons butter
4 tart (such as Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala or MacIntosh) apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 (8-piece) store-bought container refrigerated flaky biscuit dough or store-bought refrigerated pie crust dough (such as Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts)

Powdered sugar

For the Filling:
Add the butter to a large saute pan and melt. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice and cook over medium heat until the apples are soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.

When the filling is cool, roll the biscuits out on a lightly floured surface (or if using pie crust dough, thinly roll out 2 pies crusts and cut into 8 round circles) so that each biscuit forms a 7 to 8-inch circle. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling on 1/2 of each circle. Brush the edges of the circle with water. Fold the circle over the filling to make a half-moon shapes. Seal by pressing the edges with the tines of a fork.

Heat a deep fryer or a deep pot halfway filled with oil to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Carefully add the pies to the oil, 1 at a time, and fry until golden brown, turning the pies as necessary for even browning, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar immediately.

Makes 8 fried apple pies.

Date: February 16, 2005


Reviewer: Carrie Moody
These were super fast to make and my husband enjoyed them a lot...I used cherry pie filling that I had left over after making some mini tarts...what a perfect way to use extras! Thanks

Reviewer: Marilyn Price
My Mother made these for me and my sisters and brothers when we came in from school when I was a child. We would get off the bus running, we could smell them frying and knew what she was making. We are now in our 40's & 50's and talk about these tarts. My mother used Preserved Pears instead of apples. I will now make them for my teenage children. Wonderful recipe and stores well also.

Reviewer: Tara Sirlys
This recipe worked out very good, not excellent. i will defenitly try it again. Thanks.

Reviewer: Robert Garrett
You provided me with the perfect dough for the pies. I am making it for patient by request, and this is one of the favorites that my mother used to make. Thanks a million.

Reviewer: Julie Falls
Recipe was great. Simple but yet very tasty :)


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