Fried pies are an essential part of any traditional southern summer. They are most often stuffed with strawberries, but also work well with blueberries and blackberries. But fried peach pies are by far my favorite dessert.
The filling for today’s dish is either a handmade apple or peach pie, which is then wrapped in pastry and baked until it reaches the ideal flaky texture. To provide a one-of-a-kind and delectable sweet treat alternative, the pies are topped off with a coating of cinnamon sugar.
These fried pies are not as difficult to make as they seem, particularly if you are familiar with making pie dough and frying food. However, their appearance may give the impression that they are difficult to make. You may also take the easy way out and use a pie crust that you got from the supermarket if you really want to. They will still have a delectable flavor.
I spent my childhood eating fried apple pie from McDonald’s, and I have to say that the recipe for this handmade version is MUCH more delicious than the one used at the restaurant! The topping of cinnamon sugar is what truly puts these pies in a league of their own.
THE INGREDIENTS NEEDED:
- Chopped apples or peaches; you’ll need 8-ounces.
- 1 Cup.Of water, at room temp.
- 1/3 Cup.Of granulated white sugar.
- 1 Tbsp.Of softened butter.
- 1 tsp.Of ground cinnamon.
- Canned refrigerated flaky biscuits; I used 1 can.
- For frying, use vegetable oil.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO MAKE THOSE AMAZING PIES:
- Put the apples and water into a saucepan, and then bring the mixture up to a boil. Cover, bring the heat down and cook the meat until it is soft, which should take around 30 minutes.
- As soon as it is finished, take it from the fire and let it cool, mashing it gently if the pieces are still rather big. After that, you should whisk in the sugar and the butter and then put the mixture aside.
- If you are using fresh apples for the filling, you should put two tablespoons of butter in a large saute pan and let it melt. Immediately add four apples that have been peeled, cored, and chopped, sugar, cinnamon, and one teaspoon of lemon juice to the pan, and simmer the mixture over medium heat for fifteen minutes, or until the apples have become soft.
- After that, take them off the heat, give them a quick mash, and then let them cool down completely.
- On a surface dusted with flour, spread out each biscuit into a circle about 5 inches in diameter. Next, divide the apple mixture evenly between the halves of each biscuit circle and top with approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Be careful to wet the edges of the circles with water and seal the pies by dipping your fingers in the water.
- At this point, you should fold the rectangle in half, making sure that the sides are equal, and then press the edges tightly together using a fork that has been dipped in flour in order to seal it.
- When you are done, use a deep fryer or a heavy skillet and fill it with oil to a depth of about half an inch.
- After that, promptly cook the pies in a hot oil heated to 370 degrees Fahrenheit over medium-high heat until golden, flipping them once. It is important to take your time with this step since you want the biscuit to be cooked all the way through.
- Finally, pat dry thoroughly with paper towels. This recipe should yield ten pies.