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Easy Fried Apple Pies

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These Old Fashioned Fried Apple Pies are the perfect snack, dessert, breakfast and more for any time you have a taste for all things apple!

Kayla and I started making Fried Apple Pies years ago after we visited the apple orchard one time. I think she was in Kindergarten.

We had purchased one to share and immediately fell in love with the taste and texture of a fried apple pie.

I looked around and found several recipes, tried them out, and then used those to create my own version. We love these any time of the year and they are super quick to make up!

How to Make Old Fashioned Southern Fried Apple Pies

Let your pie dough come to room temperature and then roll it out. I used a 4″ biscuit cutter to cut mine, making smaller hand pies, but you can use a bowl to get a bigger sized pie.

Don’t overload your rounds or your apple mixture will ooze out. Now, take your pie round and fold it over and crimp the edges using a fork.

If you are not comfortable making your own, they do have gadgets like these hand pie presses to help you with that process.

Also — and this is important, make sure your oil temperature is at 350 degrees. If not, your pie dough will soak up the oil making them soggy instead of crisp and flaky.

Once you get your pies made, be sure and let them drain on paper towels before sprinkling them with a cinnamon-sugar mix (I am loving the Adams Extract Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar mix).

You can make these using refrigerated pie dough, but you can also make them and create a homemade pie dough which is what I did for this recipe.

Love apple recipes? Be sure to check out a few of my other favorites here

What is your favorite apple dish? How do you incorporate apples into your savory meals? I would love to hear!

Yield: 10 pies

Fried Apple Pies

Fried Apple Pies

These old fashioned fried apple pies are my favorite afternoon snack!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 apples
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of​ vegetable oil


  1. Peel and dice apples. Add sugar and cinnamon. Cook in a saucepan on low heat. Cook until soft, then mash with fork to form a thick applesauce.
  2. Sift flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening. Add water and mix with fork.
  3. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick on a floured board. Cut with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter).
  4. In each round, place 1 heaping tablespoon fruit. Moisten edges with cold water, fold and press edge with a fork.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Fry pies, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

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Tuesday 28th of December 2021

Looks delicious! Can not wait to try it!

Elaine Benoit

Saturday 9th of February 2019

I love hand pies, especially apple!! Your recipe looks easy and delicious and I can't wait to try them!

Danielle Wolter

Saturday 9th of February 2019

i need these in my life. i mean seriously, i hope you can wrap them up and send them over! they look incredible! i'll def have to try this.

Jacqueline Debono

Saturday 9th of February 2019

I adore all kinds of apple pie and apple cakes but have never tried fried apple pies! They look totally yummy!


Saturday 9th of February 2019

My daughter and I just went picking apples for the very first time this season with her Girl Scout troop. I'll have to save this recipe for the next time we go.

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