Fried Apple Pies



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 apples (Honeycrisp or Gala work well)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • oil for frying

Nothing beats the flavor of apple pie, and it's even better when it's finger-food. This recipe originally appeared on

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For dough:

  1. Sift flour and salt together.
  2. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time and mix with fork.
  4. When the flour mixture is moistened, gather it into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

For filling:

  1. Peel and dice the apples and place them in a saucepan.
  2. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; pour over the apples and toss to coat.
  3. Cook, covered, in a saucepan on low heat. Cook until soft, then mash with fork to form a thick applesauce.
  4. Allow to cool.

For assembly:

  1. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.
  2. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut rounds with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter).
  3. In each round, place 1 heaping tablespoon fruit. Moisten edges with cold water, fold in half, and press edge with a fork to seal.
  4. Repeat with the remaining pastry and filling.
  5. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  6. Fry the pies, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; cook until the crust is golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towels.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 520
  • Fat Content: 40.5g
  • Cholesterol Content: 0mg
  • Sodium Content: 292mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37.8g
  • Fiber Content: 2.2g
  • Sugar Content: 12.1g
  • Protein Content: 3.4g