The Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe (From Scratch)

Try my Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe! These homemade, old-fashioned, Amish-style fried apple pies feature a tender, flaky, buttery, made-from-scratch pie crust, a cinnamon sugar apple pie filling, and a sweet powdered sugar glaze.

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The Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe (From Scratch)

Happy First Day of Fall! In true Cara fashion, I couldn’t resist but to share one of my favorite classic Fall desserts with you today- Fried Apple Pies!

But not just any plain ol’ fried apple pies recipe, THE BEST fried apple pies recipe made completely from scratch. 

Because, when it comes to fried apple pies, I truly believe that you don’t want to cut any corners by using canned biscuits or pre-made pastry dough. You want to make it all from scratch, baby! 

Despite being completely homemade, these Amish-Style Fried Apple Pies are super easy to make and the end result is a tender, flaky, buttery pie crust, filled with a delicious cinnamon sugar apple pie filling, and a sweet glaze that hardens to perfection. 

You’ll have a hard time not wanting to make multiple batches of these delicious fried apple pies, and trust me when I say everyone will be begging you for the recipe! 

There's nothing better than Southern Fried Apple Pies in the Fall! Check out my Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe that's made completely homemade from scratch! These old fashioned Amish-Style Fried Apple Hand Pies are so easy and delicious with a tender, flaky, and buttery pie crust, a cinnamon sugar apple pie filling, and a sweet powdered sugar glaze. #friedapplepies #applepie #falldesserts

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There's nothing better than Southern Fried Apple Pies in the Fall! Check out my Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe that's made completely homemade from scratch! These old fashioned Amish-Style Fried Apple Hand Pies are so easy and delicious with a tender, flaky, and buttery pie crust, a cinnamon sugar apple pie filling, and a sweet powdered sugar glaze. #friedapplepies #applepie #falldesserts

 The Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe

Fried Apple Pies are that classic Fall dessert you can’t resist making on a cool Fall day. That’s exactly what happened this past weekend and eating these fried apple pies warmed us right up! 

These fried apple pies are a little different from traditional fried apple pie recipes that use biscuit dough, but they’re truly the best fried apple pies you’ll ever eat! I found the recipe a few years ago in an old Amish cookbook and I’m so glad I did!

The homemade pie crust is perfection with a super tender and buttery inside and a flaky/crunchy outside.

The diced apple pie filling is made from a combination of granny smith apples and red gala for the perfect balance of sweet/sour and flavored to perfection with brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Lastly, these fried apple pies are coated in a sweet powdered sugar glaze that hardens and looks so beautiful! 

These fried apple hand pies are great for making when you have guests over and you really want to wow them. If there’s one fall recipe I want each and every one of you to attempt this year, it’s this! šŸ™‚


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How to Make Homemade Amish Apple Fry Pies

To make these delicious fried apple pies, you’ll start first by making the homemade apple pie filling. First, peel, core, and dice 2 large apples into small cubes. I used 1 Granny Smith and 1 Red Delicious for the perfect sweet/sour combo.

Next, combine the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until juices start to form for about 3 minutes.

Next, combine the apple cider (or apple juice) and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour into the saucepan and turn the heat up to high and cook for an additional 3 minute, stirring constantly, or until the mixture has thickened up. Remove from heat and set aside. 

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Next, it’s time to make the homemade pie dough. Start by sifting the flour in a large mixing bowl. Next, cut the cold butter into cubes and using a pastry cutter begin to work the flour until all the butter is tiny lumps.

In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks and salt together. A little at a time, begin to pour in the hot milk to the egg mixture and stir constantly.

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Lastly, pour the milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until your dough has formed. Next, place the dough onto parchment paper and knead for about 1 minute or until the dough is smooth-looking. 

Next, divide the pie dough into 6 equal sized pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Using a rolling pin or a glass roll each ball out into circles. (Don’t worry about your circle not being perfectly round, we will be cutting away the excess once it is folded.)

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Fill each circle with 2 tablespoons of apple pie filling and fold the dough in half. Next, pinch the edges together to seal, and if desired cut away the excess with a pastry wheel or pizza cutter. You can always use your excess to make another pie.

Crimp down the edges with a fork to ensure all the filling stays intact when frying. 

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There's nothing better than Southern Fried Apple Pies in the Fall! Check out my Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe that's made completely homemade from scratch! These old fashioned Amish-Style Fried Apple Hand Pies are so easy and delicious with a tender, flaky, and buttery pie crust, a cinnamon sugar apple pie filling, and a sweet powdered sugar glaze. #friedapplepies #applepie #falldesserts

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Next, heat up oil in a deep fryer or a deep sauce pan to 350 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can always use the wooden spoon trick by sticking it in the center of the pot. If small bubbles form around the handle, then it’s ready.

Add your pies into the hot oil one at a time and fry for about 2 minutes per side, or until a light golden brown. Place fried apple pies on a paper towel to dry. 

While your pies are frying, make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until it is smooth. You will want to glaze the pies pretty quickly after they’ve fried and while they are still warm.

I recommend using a pastry brush to create a beautiful glaze on both sides, but you can also drizzle the icing on top or dip it into the glaze in a shallow bowl. 

No matter which way you glaze these pies, they are absolutely delicious! Check out the recipe card below for how to store any leftover apple pies, but trust me when I say you probably won’t have any. šŸ™‚ 

Cheers to Fall and all the yummy fried apple hand pies!

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The Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe (From Scratch)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Craving fried apple pies this Fall season? Then try my Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe! These homemade, old-fashioned, Amish-style fried apple pies feature a tender, flaky, buttery, made-from-scratch pie crust, a cinnamon sugar apple pie filling, and a sweet powdered sugar glaze.


Ingredients

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Apple Pie Filling

  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced (I used 1 granny smith and 1 red gala)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cider (or apple juice)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Pie Dough

  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup HOT milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Pie Glaze

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Vegetable or canola oil, for frying

Instructions

  • To make these delicious fried apple pies, you’ll start first by making the homemade apple pie filling. First, peel, core, and dice 2 large apples into small cubes. I used 1 Granny Smith and 1 Red Delicious for the perfect sweet/sour combo.
  • Next, combine the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until juices start to form for about 3 minutes. Next, combine the apple cider (or apple juice) and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour into the saucepan and turn the heat up to high and cook for an additional 3 minute, stirring constantly, or until the mixture has thickened up. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Next, it’s time to make the homemade pie dough. Start by sifting the flour in a large mixing bowl. Next, cut the cold butter into cubes and using a pastry cutter begin to work the flour until all the butter is tiny lumps. In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks and salt together. A little at a time, begin to pour in the hot milk to the egg mixture and stir constantly.
  • Lastly, pour the milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until your dough has formed. Next, place the dough onto parchment paper and knead for about 1 minute or until the dough is smooth-looking.
  • Next, divide the pie dough into 6 equal sized pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Using a rolling pin or a glass roll each ball out into circles. (Don’t worry about your circle not being perfectly round, we will be cutting away the excess once it is folded.)
  • Fill each circle with 2 tablespoons of apple pie filling and fold the dough in half. Next, pinch the edges together to seal, and if desired cut away the excess with a pastry wheel or pizza cutter. (You can always use your excess to make another pie) Crimp down the edges with a fork to ensure all the filling stays intact when frying.
  • Next, heat up oil in a deep fryer or a deep sauce pan to 350 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can always use the wooden spoon trick by sticking it in the center of the pot. If small bubbles form around the handle, then it’s ready.
  • Add your pies into the hot oil one at a time and fry for about 2 minutes per side, or until a light golden brown. Place fried apple pies on a paper towel to dry.
  • While your pies are frying, make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until it is smooth. You will want to glaze the pies pretty quickly after they’ve fried and while they are still warm. I recommend using a pastry brush to create a beautiful glaze on both sides, but you can also drizzle the icing on top or dip it into the glaze in a shallow bowl.
  • Let glaze set for a few minutes and then enjoy your delicious fried apple pies!

Notes

*Leftover fried apple pies can be wrapped in a paper towel or tea cloth and stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Homemade Fried Apple Pies! Have you ever made fried apple hand pies from scratch? Let me know in the comments below! 

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

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  1. Karen Hooper wrote:

    Why do my fried pies get soft and lumpy after a couple hours! Why???

    Posted 2.16.21 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hi Karen, sorry to hear that’s happening. It could be that you’re storing them in a way that’s creating moisture to occur on the pies. I recommend that leftover fried apple pies be wrapped in a paper towel or tea cloth and stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also set them in your microwave.

      Posted 2.17.21 Reply
  2. April wrote:

    Do you use self rising flour or all purpose?

    Posted 12.5.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hi April, I personally used self-rising flour, but you can use either one.

      Posted 12.9.20 Reply