These Fried Apple Pies are a classic dessert that’s perfect with a little powdered sugar or a scoop of ice cream on top and a tall glass of milk. Enjoy!
There’s just something almost magical about taking a bite into a fresh warm fried apple pie. The sweet cinnamon filling and the chunks of perfectly tender apples tucked inside bring out all the goodness of a classic apple pie, while the flaky buttermilk biscuit that holds it all together brings back memories of devouring fruit filled hand pies growing up. Every time I bite into a fried apple pie, I instantly think about walking the fairway at the county fair during the cooler months. The aroma of fried confections fills the air as you walk from booth to booth scoping out the latest food craze, and if you’re lucky you can find a fruit filled pie sprinkled with a layer of powdery white sugar, just like these.
Making fried apple pies is simple and inexpensive. You’ll need 4 apples, a can of refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits, butter and a few pantry staples such as sugar, all purpose flour, cinnamon and a smidge of allspice. This is a great recipe for little hands to to help with in the kitchen, too. I used to love using a rolling pin to flatten dough when I was little, and flouring the surface (aka getting to make a mess on purpose) was always a highlight for me!
Once the apples are peeled and chopped, you’ll toss them into a pan with a little butter and cook on medium low for about 5 minutes, or until they’re tender. Remove the apples from heat and add in the sugar, flour, cinnamon and allspice and stir until well combined.
Allow the apples to cool down while the biscuit dough is flattened and the oil for frying is heating up. I highly recommend using a heavy rolling pin such as a marble rolling pin for rolling out dough. The weight helps make the biscuits perfectly flat and evenly thin.
Once the apples have cooled considerably, spoon a small amount into the center of each biscuit and fold the dough over. Use a fork to crimp the dough closed, as pictured below.
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Once the oil has reached the proper temperature, drop the hand pies in one at a time and cook for 2 minutes, making sure to flip them over at the halfway mark so they cook evenly. Place fried pies on a drying rack with paper towels positioned underneath to catch any excess grease dripping off the pies. Serve hot with powdered sugar or vanilla ice cream.
Here’s a free copy of the recipe if you’d like to give it a try:
Fried Apple Pies
- 4 apples peeled, cored and diced
- 3 Tbsp butter cubed
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1 can 8ct Refrigerated Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits
- Oil for deep frying
- Additional flour for dusting
- Heat oil in deep fryer to 350 F
- In a large skillet, combine apples and butter and cook over medium low for about 5 minutes, or until apples are slightly tender. Stir frequently
- Remove from heat in stir in flour, sugar, cinnamon and allspice until ingredients are well incorporated
- Set aside to allow to cool
- Using a heavy rolling pin roll out each biscuit on a well floured surface
- Once apples are mostly cool, spoon a small amount onto the center of each flattened biscuit, being sure not to spread apples too close to the sides
- Fold flattened biscuit over and crimp closed with a fork
- Place in deep fryer basket and cook for 2 minutes, being sure to flip over after 1 minute
- Remove from oil and set out on drying rack over paper towels
- Serve warm with powdered sugar or ice cream
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