Apple Fried Pies

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
40 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 (8-piece) container refrigerated flaky biscuit dough
Directions

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 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.

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.


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Very tasty, but obviously I shouldn't be in the kitchen. First I cut myself peeling the apples, then I burnt my knuckle when I accidently caused a grease splash. The only problem I had with the actual recipe is that I ended up with extra filling and had to use a second can of biscuit dough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought Paula Deen choked on a chicken bone and while trying to bark out a Rebel yell. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are a fast and great dessert, Of course, we use sugar subs and they come out just as good. I think everything is better fried. I use coconut oil and have actually lost weight since switching to it and hubby too. Go figure! Love you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were AWESOME Paula! And super easy to cook! Thanks Paula! Missing you much on the food network!!!!!!!!!!!!! Btw, I also made icing to go with these pies! YUM!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I went to my local orchard in October and found some Mitsu apples, a mix between a Japanese apple and a Granny Smith. I fried them in coconut oil, which made these outstanding. They turn out crisp, light, divine, and non greasy. A taste of heaven here on earth! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding!!! But, I did not fry them. I placed them on a cookie sheet that I had lightly sprayed with cooking spray and baked them in a pre-heated 375° oven for about 12 minutes. I also used brown sugar and a little less than the recipe called for. I made a small recipe yesterday, but they are gone. They were so good I’m making more for today. I used Granny Smith apples. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mouth watering....:!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
so good my mouth was watering, i will use again! love it ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read that so many had raw inside so I cut open the first one. It was more than done on the outside but uncooked dough inside,so I browned the rest and then baked for 15 min. I think the oil was too hot, and the dough not thin enough.They got eaten but it wont be a favorite of the cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUK!This recipe is in no way like the Amish Fried Pies-I will never make them again-I live in the amish community of Sugarcreek, Ohio. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy and they tasted amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
so sweet so yummy and so amazing! and super easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this recipe for the fourth of July and the kids loved, loved, loved this recipe. It's perfect, but make sure you role out the biscuits with a rolling pin to a nice layer so it will not brake when you put the filling in or you will have some doe that isn't cooked all the way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These pies were soooo good, they went straight from the pan into my sons stomach. My 14 year old son told me they were the best pies he has ever tasted. Very easy to make and full of flavor. I did add a little fresh nutmeg. Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These little pies are excellent and so easy to make. When you need a quick desert that tastes delicious, make these little pies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, quick & delish. I'm a single mom of 3 boys 13,9 & 2. I work 40 hours a week and have quite a commute so I wanted something that would not skimp on flavor but was quick & this was perfect. It was a huge hit. I served it with vanilla bean ice cream. No it's not healthy, but that wasn't what I was going for on this occasion. We will make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and very good. Followed recipe eactly, except I baked the pies. Can cut back on sugar by 1/4 - 1/2. The recipe should call for 4 "large" apples. Mine were on the small side and only made enough for 3 pies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best fried apple pies ever!!! Simple but a little messy, but well worth the mess! AWESOME RECIPE. Will pass to friends! A MUST TRY RECIPE!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was craving something sweet with apples and I came across this fried apple pie recipe. This receipe is very easy and very good! I would recommend this to everyone. In addition to the powdered sugar, I spreaded some caramel syrup on top and added some whip cream. aahhhh HEAVEN!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so happy with this discovery, it surely opened a lot of possibilities in my kitchen. I made Peach Mango Pies > http://themissingsoysauce.blogspot.com/search/label/Peach%20Mango%20Pie%20Recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these and we loved them..... This is a recipe we are going to treasure for sure. They are easy to make and budget friendly, we love them because they are almost like empanadas. Thanks Paula... Love when you cook with butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent without it too! I think this recipe should be rated "easy." I used granny smith apples and brown sugar and added 2 tbsp. flour to thicken the mixture up. My only slip was I didn't wait for the apples to cool completely before filling the biscuit dough and I thought it was going to be disaster, but it wasn't! Also, I fried them in a cast iron skillet in 1.5 inches of canola oil - about 2-3 minutes per side depending on how high the heat is. No issues with uncooked dough. Absolutely delicious with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It took a bit longer than I expected, but man - I had to sit down to eat one while it was still warm. Delicious!!! I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top instead of powdered and liked it much better. The kids had a special treat when they got home from school today. I did like them better pippin' hot, but the kids didn't know the difference and gobbled them up! Once again, thanks Paula!!! ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were extremely easy to make and i melted buter and brushed it on after i took them out of the oil and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar mixture on them and it tasted like an elephant ear with apples in it....it was to die for!!! Everyone loved them!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I really enjoyed these pies. I can't believe how easy they were to make. Who would've thought that biscuits rolled out to 7-8-inch circles would make such good dough for cooked apples? I can't wait to make these again! Thanks, Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome!!!! To get the pie to cook through, refrigerate it for 30 minutes before frying it. If using a smaller fryer, flip it when one side is browned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy to make. Every one in my family loved it, my kids wanted more, more ,more!! Don't forget or scrimp on the powdered sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The apple mixture in this is just addictive. I had to stop myself from eating spoonfuls so that I would have enough to use as filling! Altogether a great treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were absolutely great and so easy! I had read the reviews prior to making them. Knowing we would not eat all of them right away, I did not brown a few of them completely. I stored them in a zipper bag on paper towels, and the next day put them on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. They came out flaky and slightly crisp on the outside and moist and delicious on the inside! We'll make these often!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Melt in your mouth wonderful. I'm also from the south so Deep Fried Apple Pies are a great treat for me and my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The filling was fantastic, but when I fried them for the amount of time the recipe says, they came out BLACK on the outside and raw inside. I did another batch; rolled the dough as thin as I could get it, fried them for less time, took them out when they were perfectly golden brown, and the dough inside was not done! We ate them anyway, and just picked off the raw dough, but I will not try this one again. I suspect the altitude may have something to do with it. Anyone else in a high altitude with this problem? item not reviewed by moderator and published
These pies are so easy to make and are great with all kinds of other fillings. I make raspberry and blueberry in addition to apple and they are always gone before they've cooled! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious!!! I did them the first time like her recipe and the 2nd time, with no apples on hand, I just put butter in the middle of the dough and apple pie filling and sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar. Omg, it is delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fantastic recipe. What a treat for a change. Paula has never had a bad recipe, but this one is exceptionally good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was not only easy but a big hit with the family. Margie Arkansas item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cheated a bit and used canned pie fruit. Was fun for my son to roll out the biscuit dough. It was a quick way to have a warm dessert on a cold winter night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I swear that woman can do no wrong!! She could tell me to fry a boot and I would and it would probably come out good!! These were so easy and tasted way better than Mcdonalds. I am a Paula Deen follower for life!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and delicious..my grandchildren loved it. Thank you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's apple picking time at our small orchard and I was looking back for recipes using apples. Last year our new son-in-law came from Alabama to our Wisconsin farm and showed us how to make Apple Fried pies. He fried them in a skillet..with LOTS of butter. Eating them hot with ice cream was like heaven!!! But they are so rich I could only eat one! I'm looking forward to trying them again this season. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hard to regulate the oil on this one, my pies kept burning on the outside while the inside didn't get warm. The filling itself is yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've wanted to find a recipe for fried pies for years - should have known that Paula D. would be the one to have it. I've tried several of her recipes and all have turned out great until this one. They are good, but could have been better. Also I sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar instead of powdered sugar. Still, Paula is the best! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fun to make and tastes great! Pretty too when you put them on a nice platter with powdered sugar sprinkled on top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YOU'VE GOT TO TRY THESE.THERE ARE NO WORDS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My two boys love them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only used the filling 'cause I had some puff pastry to get rid of. Very good and eeaaaasy! Great with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Not too sweet, either! Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THis was so easy to make and very delicious. My husband loved them. We have also made them with different fillings and they are great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these pies for my husband yesterday,he really loved them. the apples in side were tender and juicy Paula Roanoke Rapids, nNC item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked the apple filling very much. However, the biscuit dough for the crust was too salty for my taste, I would have preferred Paula to suggest a sweet dough for the fried apple pies suggestion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy and delicious. You must try it if you're a fan of fried pies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Found this to be extremely easy to make. Good eating. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe.. very quick and simple.. way to go Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Me and my daughters made this the same day we saw it on TV..Easy to make and my family loved it hot and with ICE CREAM!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula I have tried and tried to make fried apple pies and until now they have been a flop. This is a wonderful recipe and easy too. I used apple pie filling and also cherry pie filling and they were still wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula please help!! I see others and myself are having a problem with the pies not being cooked through. I have tried higher temp. and lower temp. and even bakeing in the over at various temp. levels and they are still not cooking through. They taste great even this way, however I won't try them again unless I can get this problem solved. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids and I made these and they loved them. We had a good time making them together! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was fabulous. It was easy to prepare, turned out golden brown and beautiful. The taste was wonderful. The entire family loved it. Thank you Paula for sharing this recipe. Sincerely, Dorothy item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good recipe, I also do this with just about any fruit pie fillings I make. Freeze them up and send them to work in hubbies lunches. DBL YUMMMM Stormy/Gayle Centeral Washington State item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy, and delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Instead of frying the pie, I baked it in the oven. It took a little longer to get crispy, but it was still delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy to make and tastes GREAT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the pies as a snack and sprinkled powdered sugar over them, wow did they ever eat them all up. Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
We did a fish fry, so I thought we would just follow-up by having a fried dessert....we actually changed it up a bit. We are all cheesecake fans. I sweetened up some cream cheese and bought blueberry pie filling. A tablespoon of cream cheese filling and a little less than a teaspoon of pie filling and it made some awesome fried cheese cakes. We all loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these apples plenty of times. They are easy and they fry up perfect everytime!! I reccommend that everyone try Paula's fried apples with or without the powdered sugar is fine for me. And might I suggest grating some fresh nutmeg on the apples as well. Thanks Paula as always for quick and delicious recipes:-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These small pies pack a great punch.. they are soo good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These worked very well just as Paula said, but I thought the biscuit dough needed to be a little sweeter. Maybe it would work to work some sugar into the dough? Or maybe I didn't put enough powdered sugar on. The filling was perfect though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved these, you just need to be real careful to fry them enough so the dough cooks all the way through otherwise the outside is crispy and the inside is wet and gooey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple and straight forward. I baked them as others recommended and the crust was a bit dry. Regardless, the flavor was great and everyone liked them (and thought the crust was homemade!). If baked, they must be eaten the same day as they are soggy the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The apple fried pies are better than I excepted!! When fried just enough they taste like you are eating a really moist cloud!!! I give this 5 stars because of it's texture and diffuclty!! It is a wonderous treat that you will desire!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These pies tasted very good. The apples and sauce was excellent, tender and just sweet enough. The dough was very easy to do. The only thing I didnt like was once they set, they didnt stay crispy. But I found I could just put them back in the oven on 375 for a few minutes then they got crispy again. Something you might want to mention. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried taking a short cut with this recipe. I used caned pie filling and no matter what temp i used, not one of them cooked all the way. I even tried baking some to see if that would work and they were still raw in the middle. Has anyone else tried using caned pie filling and if so, did you get them to cook all the way threw? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked these pies alot. I think if I had gotten the McIntosh apples like the recipe called for it would have been easier because it took ALONG time for my apples to cook down to the right consistency (I had Fuji). They fried up nicely though..which was better than last time I made fried pies and it turned into a sloppy mess when I fried them. Overall..its a good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were absolutely delicious - and so easy to do. You don't even need a deep-fryer, I did them right in a deep skillet on the stove. If you love apple pie and the taste of a country fair, you should definitely try these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tryed this recipe and was blown away. It tast just like grannys. She never used recipes and i have tryed to duplicate the recipes for years!! Thank you so much for the travel back in time. Now my kids can tast a bit of my past. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We just finished making these pies, we we baked them instead of frying. They are great. we also used Splenda instead of sugar. Great taste and fun to do. Thanks again Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These 'lil pies are the best! Just like Paula did in the show, if was fast, easy, and VERY good. Very versitle also -- just changing the filling gives a wide range of pie - possibilities! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried it and it is so easy i could make them everyday item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Easy and great little apple pies! The men folk in my husbands family comments were..."These taste like Grandma use to make!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think I made them too big. Had the filling coming out when I fried them. Otherwise great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a grat, easy, and fun recipe. My whole family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these several times (but I used a store bought pie filling as I don't have the time/talent to make it from scratch) and have had raves from all who have had tried them!! LOVE THESE PIES!!! Thanks Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these fried pies were very easy to make and tasted excellent. they are now a family favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so clever! Apples don't agree with me so I used peaches and the pies tasted soooo good! Finish it with vanilla ice cream for the home run. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate anything that requires a rolling pin! These were great! So easy and sooooo good! You go, Girl! And if canned biscuits were good enough for your grandmother they are darn well good enough for me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fried pies were so good that my husband stood in the kitchen with his plate held out so he could get one as soon as it was ready!! I really enjoyed them too! You'll have to eat them while they're hot though...with ice cream! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM YUM item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you make these fried pies plan on eating one as soon as it cools off. These are great! I am diabetic so I substituted the sugar with Splenda. Works great! Paula you seem to cook like my mother did. Simple but down home & great. Tried several of your recipes & loved them all! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe for all times of the day. My kids love them for breakfast or for a snack. Just a tip though, before seal them drizzle some caramel sundae topping on them then seal and fry. Also, makes a great topping!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
damn...these are great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
....after reading all the 5-star reviews, but I was a little disappointed. I used the Grand biscuits and they came out okay, but they still tasted like apple pie filling wrapped in a dinner roll. I was expecting more of a flaky crust. (Maybe I used the wrong brand?) Still luv u Paula and I think you're a grand lady with great recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really good. The recipe says to have the oil at 350 degrees, and then it says for the pies to cook for 4-6 minutes, mine only took like 15 seconds on each side because the oil was so hot. Just be careful and watch them. The filling is so good too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good looking item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the easiest and the yummiest way i've had apple pies yet...i brought these to a brunch and they disappeared in 5 minutes...one of the guests said it reminded him of home and he's from arkansas...please make these item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a party i was going to,let me tell you, as soon as i put them on the table they were gone in a matter of minutes. Everyone wanted the recipe.Next time i am going to make them with blueberrys, or maybe even cherry filling. I like to be creative.Thanks, Norine Veradt from Taunton, Ma. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My guest loved these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never cook this way -weight watcher- the hot pies were soo good that I ate 3 and I only made 4, that time. "I over served myself" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I baked my apple pies in the oven for about 15 mins or until the pies became a nice golden brown. The only thing that happened was the juice of the apples started to ooze out. Make sure to seal well to avoid this. Otherwise it was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made all 8 of them, I wish I had only cooked up two, and frozen the rest because the rest were soggy the next day, can you freeze the uncooked but prepared pies? Well the ones that were eaten were so delicious. The powdered sugar on the outside made it kinda taste like a funnel cake. Serve it up with vanilla ice cream while they are still hot and you will be in heaven! item not reviewed by moderator and published
By the way, this isn't my first time in the kitchen, I just usually don't fry anything, and I don't peel my apples, so I wasn't used to either of those elements. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you for posting that you baked them, I was wondering if you could without it ruining them, Thanks again. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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