Fried Apple Pies

Total Time:
55 min
15 min
40 min

8 servings

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced, or 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 (8-piece) container refrigerated flaky biscuit dough
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Powdered sugar

Filling: Add the butter to a large saute pan and melt. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. 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 each biscuit circle. Brush the edges of the circle with water. Fold the circle over the filling to make a half-moon shape. Seal by pressing the edges with the tines of a fork.

Preheat deep-fryer 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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    Made these for a bake sale at work and used canned pie filling -- cherry, apple & blueberry -- and topped them with a drizzle-glaze made with powdered sugar and milk. All of them sold and people were surprised when they found out they were made with canned biscuits and not pie crust! I may make lemon curd and try them with that as well. Thanks for a quick, easy and very tasty recipe!!!
    Brilliant and easy recipe. Husband said they were the best he has EVER had. Do not improvise.
    it was great I will make it again my kids love it.
    The apple pies are delicious, I wish they looked more presentable though but hey...tasty is better than pretty in my book. I love most of Paula's recipes.
    I looked at this recipe for a another way of making the dough. Surprised that Paula used biscuit dough also. For the person that wanted the dough sweet without using powdered sugar...put sugar in the flour you use to roll dough. Recipe also works great with sweet potato filling.
    Amazing!!! Easy to follow and execute. Everyone loved them for sure. Definitely going into the "will use again" box!!!!
    S U P E R !!!! Paula you,ve done it again !! quick-fairly easy... only one problem...THEY DISAPPEAR TOO FAST !!!!!
    These were really good but the lemon needed to be a little less and a little more sugar needed to be added. This recipe was a favorite though. They were gone in like 5 minutes. I only got to eat half and im impressed. I would also add a little powder sugar on top so the outside taste sweet too.
    I made these for a southern culture class, they were great! I choose a paula deen recipe because who knows more about southern cooking than paula ofcourse and as always her recipe came out amazing. They were a huge hit with my class. The recipe is easy to double and quick to fry. Beware the prep is very time consuming but I made them a couple days in advanced, froze them, then let them thaw, and then fried them. They cooked in less than minute so be cautious of that, some of mine came out a little crispy but it was still amazing. Instead of powdered sugar I sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and I also used granny smith apples because i couldn't find mcintosh apples, its was out of this world good! This recipe is def. worth trying, trust me your gonna like it!

    -Peace, Love, and Good Food
    These were great. They almost came out like those Dunkin Doughnuts with apple filling inside them. Be sure not to leave them in the hot oil for too long. I ended up burning the first batch. It takes literally seconds for these puppies to brown and turn ready. Crispy and fluffy, these make for a great breakfast as well as a dessert.
    Really Sweet. I had to split just one pie because too much sweetness makes one sick. I served this with Mango ice cream on top without the powdered sugar. I used Pillsbury flaky butter biscuits and I froze the left overs. They are just as good the next day heated. I had to use 315 F for my deep fryer otherwise the pastries were not done in the middle and I had to cook them for 10 minutes each.. 10*8 = 80 minutes.
    These were so yummy and not too greasy (for fried pies).
    The apple filling came out beautifully, but I found the frying process to be too cumbersome (and to unhealthy) to be worth it. Just not enough bang for the buck on this one.
    Thanks Paula you are an inspiration for those of us who love to cook but not as good of a cook as we want to be. My husband loves apple pie. Now he can have one to go when off to work.
    this is a SUPER easy recipe..i didn't have the exact apple the recipe asked for but it was still great.. and even if you you dont have a deep fryer they still fry beautiful in a pan of oil!..delicious i can't wait to serve it to my friends!
    My first time making fried apple pies and apple pie. I used Paula's apple pie filling recipe and Paula's Perfect Pie Crust. I used Edible Pockets to fill and shape the crust ... my grandparents loved them!!!
    I was looking for an apple pie recipe and found the fried apple pie recipe.It looked easy so I tried it, My husband and grandchildren LOVED it. I make the apple pies at least once a week. Instead of sprinkling powder sugar after they are done I cut a lemon in half squeeze the juice from it into a small bowl (remove any seeds) and add powder sugar that makes a glaze that I spoon drizzle over the pies.

    This was the most delicious and easiest recipe I've tried from Paula Deen. I used the pie filling instead of fresh apples but didn't like it. I found this recipe to be best with cherry pie filling. Absolutely incredible!!
    What a quick way to have hot apple pies after dinner! used to make something like this with pie crust, but this is so much easier. Instead of dusting with powedered sugar, sometimes I'll make a glaze by mixing a little milk into powdered sugar. I always keep refrigerated jumbo biscuits and canned apple filling on hand. Baking at 375* for 17 minutes also works (if you're trying to cut back on fat) but the frying really adds to the flavor.
    I made this dessert for my husband and he absolutely loved it! The crust is amazing and I really didnt know how delicious a fried biscuit would be! I served with dulce de leche ice cream and it was simply scumptious. I will make again for my in laws!!
    They tasted great I loved the fried outside....My only issue was closing the pie before frying them.
    I did this recipe and it was just incredible easy. I did a few changes though to feel less guilty. I used 1 tablespoon of butter instead of two, and I did not deep fried them, I baked them at 350 and just brushed them with a little bit of canola oil. And they were crunchy in the outside, moist and soft on the inside.
    OMG! These are wonderful yummy fried pies and so easy to make! I am from Tennessee and I always visit the "Apple Barn" in Pigeon Forge and they have some really awesome pies but I have to admit this recipe tops them. I added a little dab of butter on top of the apple mixture before folding the dough over. I don't have a deep fryer & used a deep fry pan. They brown fast so keep a close eye on them. Leave it to Paula...........she rocks!
    I agree with you Carol. Paula's deserts are the best. Don't like the fat and sweet, stay away. We all have choices.!!!
    At the risk of giving my age away, i was making these in the late 50's, as I had a small toddler who loved these, (in his high chair of course). I have continued to make these the rest of my years. I did not deep fry, i chose to use an oil, or Crisco (really tasty now). About a half inch & fry one at a time, watch very carefully as they will burn. I recommend a cast iron skillet. My family preferred sugar rather than powdered sugar. Or drizzle with Royal Icing, or one of your choice. My favorite was Peach filling. I like using dried fruit best..sooooo easy.
    Whats the best FAT to the apple pie in?
    You don't have to eat it, M. You don't have to watch the show or read the recipe. You don't have to post your one-star whine. You get to decide what you want to do, and other people get to decide what they want to do. If you're looking for healthy recipes, I would have thought you'd know to stay away from Paula's.
    Well said. I agree completely.
    i have not try it .
    Super easy to make. I rolled mine a little smaller and added extra nutmeg and cinnamon. Great for a grab and go breakfast. I'm going to use blueberry pie filling next time.
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