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
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.
Tips for Making Easy Fried Apple Pies
- 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.
- I used Grands Southern Style biscuits for this recipe but, you may use any brand that you like.
- To save time, the pie filling can and should be, prepared in advance and chilled until assembling the pies.
- 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.
Other Apple Recipes to Try
Apples form the basis of many scrumptious desserts. A few options you may also enjoy trying:
- Apple Strudel
- Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Apple Fluff
- Homemade Caramel Dipped Apples
- Baked Apple Cider Donuts from Sally's Baking Addiction blog.
These easy fried apple pies are so simple, it's a project you can get the entire family involved in making. Make pies and memories.
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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 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp apple pie spice or ground cinnamon may adjust to taste
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tbsp cold water plus additional to thicken, as needed
- powdered sugar for dusting
- vegetable or canola 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 Tbsp 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.