Friday, February 1, 2019

Recipe for fried apple pies

Recently a reader asked me to reprint the recipe for fried apple pies as depicted in this blog post.

The recipe originally was posted by our neighbor Enola Gay, but she later transitioned to a new blog, so the recipe disappeared. Here it is:

Fried apple pies:

1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar (omit if using dough for meat pies)
4 1/2 - 5 cups flour

Cut up the butter into a bowl and add the boiling water, stirring until melted. Stir in the salt and flour until it forms a ball. (At this stage, it's very hard to mix the flour, so you may have to dump the contents onto a bread board and knead in the remaining flour; because the dough is so hot at this stage, I use a pair of dedicated rubber cleaning gloves to protect my hands).

Cover and refrigerate while making the filling (or, in my case, I use pre-made apple pie filling). Cut into 16 equal pieces and roll out on a floured board.

Put a dollop of filling of each piece, fold over, and pinch the edges with a fork. Fry the pies in a large skillet, turning as needed, until browned on both sides (about 5 minutes/side).

Icing drizzle:

1 cup butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Milk, enough to make it drizzle-able.

Stir together and beat until it's not lumpy.

Happy cooking!


  1. Yum, Yum. Here in the U.P. we would call those Apple Pasties. Gonna have to try that. ---ken

  2. About how deep do you make the oil in the skillet? Thank you!

    1. About half an inch or so, maybe 3/4 inch max. It's not necessary to submerge the pies; but the oil should be deep enough to fry one side, then the other, without any raw spots remaining.

      - Patrice

  3. One month in the new year and my New Year resolution is looking weaker.

  4. thank you i have been wanting to try these

    john in sd