Fried Apple Pies


These homemade fried apple pies are simple and delicious.

close up view of Fried Apple Pies on a paper towel lined plate with an apple in the background
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup shortening, chilled

  • ½ cup cold water

Apple Filling:

  • 2 apples - peeled, cored and diced

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or to taste

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste

  • 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Make pastry: Sift flour and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with 2 knives or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until flour mixture is moistened. Do not add more water than you need: when you squeeze a handful of moistened pastry mixture, it should form a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Make filling: Place apples in a saucepan. Combine sugar and cinnamon; pour over apples and toss to coat. Cook, covered, in a saucepan on low heat until soft; mash with a fork to make thick applesauce. Set aside to cool.

  3. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thick; cut out eight 4-inch rounds with a large cookie cutter.

  4. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of applesauce in the center of each pastry round. Moisten edges with cold water, fold in half, and press the edge with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.

  5. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Lower pies carefully into the hot oil in batches. Fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining pies.


You can also fry these in melted shortening or lard.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

755 Calories
68g Fat
35g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 755
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68g 87%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Sodium 292mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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