Fried Apple Peach Pie

Certainly! Here’s the recipe for Fried Apple or Peach Pies:


For the Pastry:

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

For the Apple Filling:

  • 2 apples
  • ¼ cup white sugar, or to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste


  • Oil for frying


For the Pastry:

  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 a fork.
  4. When the flour mixture is moistened, gather it into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

For the Apple 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 until the apples are soft.
  4. Mash with a fork to form a thick applesauce. Allow to cool.


  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 of the apple filling.
  4. Moisten edges with cold water, fold in half, and press the edge with a fork to seal. Repeat with the remaining pastry and filling.


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Fry the pies, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until the crust is golden brown.
  3. Drain the fried pies on paper towels.

Enjoy your delicious Fried Apple or Peach Pies!

Certainly! Here are some questions and answers related to Fried Apple Peach Pie:

Q1: What type of apples work best for the filling? A1: You can use a variety of apples, but firmer ones like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work well for a delicious and slightly tart filling.

Q2: Can I make the pastry ahead of time? A2: Yes, you can prepare the pastry ahead and refrigerate it until ready to use. This allows for easier handling and a flakier crust.

Q3: Is it necessary to peel the apples for the filling? A3: Peeling the apples is recommended for a smoother filling, but you can leave the peels on for added texture if you prefer.

Q4: Can I use premade pie crust for this recipe? A4: While the recipe calls for making your own pastry, you can use premade pie crust if you’re short on time.

Q5: What’s the ideal size for cutting the pastry rounds? A5: Aim for rounds approximately 4 inches in diameter for a good balance of crust and filling in each fried pie.

Q6: How do I prevent the pies from becoming too greasy during frying? A6: Ensure that the oil is at the correct temperature (375°F) and avoid overcrowding the frying pan. Drain the fried pies on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Q7: Can I freeze these pies for later? A7: Yes, you can freeze the unbaked pies, and then fry them when ready to serve. Just ensure they are well-sealed to prevent freezer burn.

Q8: What’s a suitable dipping sauce for these fried pies? A8: A simple powdered sugar glaze or a side of vanilla ice cream makes a delightful accompaniment.

Q9: Can I substitute peaches for apples in the filling? A9: Absolutely! You can use peaches or a combination of both fruits for a tasty variation.

Q10: How long do the fried pies stay fresh? A10: They are best enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for a day or two.

Enjoy making and indulging in your delicious Fried Apple Peach Pies!