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!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Brilliant and easy recipe. Husband said they were the best he has EVER had. Do not improvise. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was great I will make it again my kids love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing!!! Easy to follow and execute. Everyone loved them for sure. Definitely going into the "will use again" box!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
S U P E R !!!! Paula you,ve done it again !! quick-fairly easy... only one problem...THEY DISAPPEAR TOO FAST !!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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