- 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 AllRecipes.com.
- Sift flour and salt together.
- Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time and mix with fork.
- When the flour mixture is moistened, gather it into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Peel and dice the apples and place them in a saucepan.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon; pour over the apples and toss to coat.
- Cook, covered, in a saucepan on low heat. Cook until soft, then mash with fork to form a thick applesauce.
- Allow to cool.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.
- Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut rounds with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter).
- In each round, place 1 heaping tablespoon fruit. Moisten edges with cold water, fold in half, and press edge with a fork to seal.
- Repeat with the remaining pastry and filling.
- Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Fry the pies, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; cook until the crust is golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels.
- 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