Apple Fried Pies

Total Time:
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40 min

8 servings

  • 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

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.
    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.
    I thought Paula Deen choked on a chicken bone and while trying to bark out a Rebel yell.
    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!
    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!!
    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!
    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.
    Mouth watering....:!!!
    so good my mouth was watering, i will use again! love it !
    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. 
    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.
    It was easy and they tasted amazing!
    so sweet so yummy and so amazing! and super easy.
    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.
    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!!
    These little pies are excellent and so easy to make. When you need a quick desert that tastes delicious, make these little pies.
    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.
    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.
    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!!!
    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!!
    I am so happy with this discovery, it surely opened a lot of possibilities in my kitchen.
     I made Peach Mango Pies >
    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.
    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.
    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!!! ;)
    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 was to die for!!! Everyone loved them!!!
    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.
     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.
    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.
    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.
    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!!
    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.
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