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Fried Apple Pies

  • Makes about 12 pies.


  • 2 large apples
  • 1/4 C sugar, white or brown, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • Pastry for 2 piecrusts
  • Oil for frying


Peel and dice the apples and place them in a small saucepan. Add sugar and cinnamon and stir. Cook in covered saucepan on low heat until soft, 15 minutes or so, stirring often. Mash a little with a fork to create small chunks with some applesauce. Cool.

Put the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Roll to 1/8-inch thick and cut rounds with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter), glass, or by tracing around a plate. You can make the rounds bigger or smaller, but adjust the apple-filling amount. In each round, place about a tablespoon of fruit. Fold in half, and press edge with a fork to seal. Repeat with the remaining pastry and filling.

Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees. Fry the pies, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; cook until the crust is golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

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