How to make it

  • PASTRY: Sift flour with salt into mixing bowl. Cut in butter. Add enough ice water to make a stiff dough.
  • Work with half of the dough at a time. Roll out to approx. ¼ inch thickness or less.
  • Cut squares of pastry approx. 4 inches on each side. Set aside while preparing filling.
  • FILLING: Peel and core apples and cut into small pieces about ½ inch thick
  • Melt butter in a heavy skillet on medium high heat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Add apples to the mixture, stir to coat well and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer until apples are fork tender but remain in wedges.
  • PIES: Assemble all pies as below before frying. In a skillet, place 1½ cups oil and bring to temperature on medium high heat.
  • Place about a tablespoon or two of apples on one side of each square of pastry.
  • Fold each pie into a triangle. Lightly dampen the edges with ice water and use a fork to press and seal the edges together.
  • Prick each side of each pie with a fork 2-3 times.
  • Fry the pies in the hot oil until brown on each side.
  • Drain well on a paper towel and sprinkle tops with powdered sugar while pies are still hot.

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  • juliecake 10 years ago
    I've never had them either!! I could just down a few dozen at this very moment. How wonderful!
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  • divaliscious 10 years ago
    Man, to think I grew up on McDonald's fried apple pie - and worse ) thought they invented it!
    Well I am glad I have learned something new...and like hollydays above... I too feel underprivileged for not growing up with these..or not having an auntie or grandma who made these - I must start a new tradition!
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    cheryilyn ate it and said...
    These sound wonderful, I have heard of them but have never had one.
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  • hollydayz 10 years ago
    Where have I been??? I have never had these!!! Based on everyones comments...I must!!!
    I think my family will like this.
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  • angelgirl94 10 years ago
    Gonna go fry me some pies! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Great recipe, Mike! My mother and grandmother both used to make these. Us kids couldn't wait to eat them and we'd burn the heck out of our mouths, but it was worth it - ha! Sometimes, if my mom doubled the batch and actually had any last for more than an hour, she'd make a light confectioners sugar glaze and drizzle it over the warm pies with a fork. Wow. I haven't had these pies in years...and just the thought of them brings back so many wonderful memories. Thanks for the post! =)
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    sirshawnthebrewer ate it and said...
    Great post Mike!! :)
    My Aunt Violet used to make these.
    Luckily for me my Uncle Bill was a Southerner from Knoxville.
    A lot of great Southern recipes came from that side of the family.:)
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  • knoxcop 10 years ago
    Oh, wow Dude. There's a little lady just up the hill from me here that makes fried pies every year. Then she has a yard sale. She sells more pies than she does junk, lol! These are just the most wonderful, comforting things. Thanks for this one!
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    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    So, so delicious. My grandmother always made them too, and after they were fried, she would "pile" them high on a large white platter. They didn't last long. The tradition lives on with me. And they never last long. Sometimes, I use apricots and peaches. Thanks for sharing about your grandmother and her fried pies! :)
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  • tupelohoney17 10 years ago
    Well. I'm headed for Apple Country and I have family with this will be fun to make since we all love Apples! Thanks for the great recipe..sounds like there were a lot of fond memories built into this one..
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  • greekgirrrl 10 years ago
    Yummy! I have a recipe that is similar but with sweet cheese filling
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    lor ate it and said...
    Oh, now you're tempting me. I know these pies and they are just so darn good. I never had the recipe for them and now I feel so privileged.
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