Crispy Fried Apple Pies

Gail Welch


My mother made these for years at home and for family reunions and for friends that would request them. They are a real treat for sure!

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5 ( 2 pies each)
Deep Fry


1 pkg
dried apples
3 c
water or enough to cover apples
3/4 c
2 dash(es)
1 tsp
cinnamon or apple pie spice
1 can(s)
hungry jack, jr flaky biscuits 10 ct
2 c
crisco shortening


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1Combine apples, water and sugar in large heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook on medium heat until apples are soft and most liquid is gone. Stirring occasionally.

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2When apples are done, cut and chop (cooked apples) with the side of a large spoon to make filling.

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3Add cinnamon or apple pie spice. Mix well. Cool at least 10 minutes.

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4Meanwhile, on floured surface, roll out biscuits into a 4 - 6 inch oval. Fill each biscuit with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling.

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5Fold over biscuit and crimp edges together, sealing well.

6Melt shortening in heavy skillet and fry on medium heat(two or three pies at a time) for about 3 minutes on each side. Watch closely to prevent burning. NOTE: I have found that it is best to use CRISCO rather than bargain brand shortening. The cheaper shortening tends to burn the pies more quickly. CRISCO also makes for a crispier crust. Must be why my mama used it and nothing else.

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7When golden brown and done, remove from skillet with slotted spoon or spatula and place on paper towels to cool. NOTE: Even if they get a LITTLE burned or too brown, they taste good. These are the ones that my husband prefers.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #apples, #pies, #Fried