crispy fried apple pies

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Gail Welch
from Carthage, TX

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!

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 5 ( 2 pies each)
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For crispy fried apple pies

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

How To Make crispy fried apple pies

  • 1
    Combine 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.
  • 2
    When apples are done, cut and chop (cooked apples) with the side of a large spoon to make filling.
  • 3
    Add cinnamon or apple pie spice. Mix well. Cool at least 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, on floured surface, roll out biscuits into a 4 - 6 inch oval. Fill each biscuit with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling.
  • 5
    Fold over biscuit and crimp edges together, sealing well.
  • 6
    Melt 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.
  • 7
    When 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.