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Fried apple pies

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Fried apple pies are a treat that’s hard to resist. With their crunchy exterior, tender filling, and delightful sweetness, these pies have a knack for capturing hearts and appetites. They’re a timeless dessert that never fails to impress, suitable for any occasion.

While they’re as sweet as they are delightful, they’re not as simple to prepare.

Overfilled or overly sweet pies can turn your beloved dessert into something overly saccharine.

A well-crafted recipe can make all the difference.

Give our fried apple pie recipe a try for a scrumptious apple pie and a delightful day.

Ingredients

Pastry:

  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chilled shortening

Apple Filling:

  • 2 medium apples
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Combine the sifted salt and flour. Add the shortening and blend with a pastry cutter until a coarse crumb mixture is formed.
  2. Moisten the flour mixture with 1 tablespoon of water and mix with a fork. Form a ball from the moist mixture, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Dice the peeled apples and place them in a saucepan. Add the cinnamon and sugar and toss to coat the apples. Cover the saucepan and cook over low heat until the apples are soft. Mash the softened apples with a fork until they form a thick applesauce. Allow it to cool.
  4. Dust your work surface with flour and place the dough on it. Roll out the dough and use a large cookie cutter to cut out rounds approximately 4 inches in diameter.
  5. Moisten the edges with cold water and add 1 tablespoon of the fruit filling to each round. Fold in half and seal by pressing the edge with a fork. Repeat with the remaining rounds.
  6. Heat oil in a large saucepan until it reaches 190 degrees C.
  7. Finally, add the pies to the hot oil and fry each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Enjoy!

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