These Easy Fried Apple Pies are filled with homemade apple pie filling. Enjoy them as a breakfast, brunch or weekend dessert treat for the family.
Easy Fried Apple Pies Recipe
If there's ever an All-American dessert, it's apple pie. Rightly so, it's so darn delicious and a dessert that bakers of all skill levels can master. Whether it's a stuffed crust skillet apple pie, mini caramel apple pies made in a muffin pan or apple pie biscuits, you'd be hard pressed to find a less than enthusiastic eater. At our table, anyway.
How to Make the Best Easy Fried Apple Pies Recipe
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Fried Apple Pies: Canned biscuits, Granny Smith apples, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, apple pie spice or ground cinnamon, cornstarch for thickening the pie filling and vegetable or canola oil for frying.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: An apple corer and peeler, a sharp knife and chopping board, measuring cups and spoons, a non stick surface or pastry mat to assemble the fried apple pies, a saucepan and deep pot for cooking the filling and frying, a fry thermometer and a stainless steel spider or slotted spoon to remove the pies from the oil. It's also helpful to have nearby a baking pan or platter lined with paper towels.
- I chose to use Granny Smith apples for the filling, but you can certainly adapt using your favorite apple or the variety you have on hand. The flavor may be altered slightly but the main thing to consider is the cooking time. Different varieties may cook more quickly than Granny Smith apples.
- I used Grands Southern Style biscuits for this recipe. You can use any similar private label brand or use any brand that you like.
- To save time the pie filling can and really should be, prepared in advance and chilled until assembling the pies. Cold pie filling will result in less oozing from the pie crust while frying.
- If you'd like to make smaller hand pies, divide each biscuit through the middle and use less filling. When doing so, a flaky-style biscuits will pull apart more easily.
- You can also drizzle these pies with caramel, or make a quick cream glazed, if preferred.
- Store leftover fried apple pies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
More Southern Style Recipes Using Apples to Make
Apples form the basis of many scrumptious desserts. These easy fried apple pies are so simple to make thanks to using biscuit dough, it's a project you can get the entire family involved in making. Make pies and memories. A few more apple recipes you may also like to try:
- This recipe for Apple Strudel uses frozen puff pastry dough for ease of preparation.
- Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Apple Fluff requires no cooking at all!
- All American lattice topped homemade Apple Pie.
- Start your day with this Apple Baked Oatmeal that can be assembled the night before.
- Homemade Caramel Dipped Apples are a classic must-make for fall desserts and Halloween parties.
- Baked Apple Cider Donuts from Sally's Baking Addiction blog.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
- Apple Peeler and Corer
- Powdered Sugar/Cocoa Powder Dusting Wand
- Silicone Pastry Mat
- Aluminum Sheet Pan
Easy Fried Apple Pies
- 1 16.3 oz tube canned biscuits (8 count) i.e. Grands
- 3 large Granny Smith apples (to equal 3 cups) peeled, cored and cubed
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon may adjust to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon cold water plus additional to thicken, as needed
- powdered sugar for dusting
- canola oil or vegetable oil for frying
- In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, cook apples, granulated and brown sugar, apple pie spice and salt. Cook for 15 minutes or just until softened.
- Increase heat to medium-high. Add cornstarch dissolved in water stirring constantly until thickened. Repeat 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in water until mixture reaches desired thickeness, Chill for 30 minutes or overnight.
- To assemble: Preheat oil to 350-360°F. On a lightly floured surface press or roll each biscuit into a 6 inch round.
- Divide apple pie filling among rounds. Fold biscuit dough over forming a crescent. Press edges to seal with a fork.
- Fry in batches for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined platter to drain,
- Serve warm dusted with powdered sugar.
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