Homemade Fried Apple Pies Recipe

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Homemade Fried Apple Pies Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 20, 2023

Enjoy the taste of homemade fried apple pies with this easy-to-follow recipe. These delightful treats are made with a flaky crust and a sweet apple filling. Perfect for dessert or a snack, these fried apple pies are sure to impress your family and friends. The recipe includes step-by-step instructions and interesting facts about the origin of apple pies.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 4 medium-sized apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the chilled butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Gradually add the cold water, a tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork until the dough comes together.
  3. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the apple filling. In a saucepan, combine the chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using a round cutter or a glass, cut out circles of dough, approximately 4-5 inches in diameter.
  6. Place a tablespoon of the apple filling in the center of each dough circle. Moisten the edges with water and fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges firmly to seal.
  7. In a deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Carefully place a few pies into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining pies.
  8. Dust the fried apple pies with powdered sugar and serve warm.

Interesting Facts

  • Apple pies have been a traditional American dessert since the early 18th century.
  • The first recorded apple pie recipe was written by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1381.
  • Fried apple pies are a popular Southern variation of the classic apple pie.
  • Apple pies are commonly served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious combination of flavors.