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The Best Fried Apple Pies Recipe (Homemade)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • 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 self-rising 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. Microwave the milk at 30 second intervals until steaming hot. 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

How to Store Leftover Fried Apple Pies

Leftover fried apple pies can be wrapped in a paper towel or tea cloth and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also refrigerate them and re-heat in the microwave if desired, although they will be softer than when they were freshly made.

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