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Sweet apple filling within delicate, gently cooked pastry dough, just like Grandma used to make! Cooking in the South at its finest! Follow my simple instructions to make the best-fried pies you’ve ever tasted!


  • 8 ounces dried apples or dried peaches
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • 1 can jumbo refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a saucepan, combine dried apples or peaches with water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 30 minutes until tender. Remove from heat, let cool, and mash slightly if needed. Stir in sugar and butter, then set the mixture aside.
  2. If using fresh apples, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large sauté pan. Add peeled, cored, and chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes until the apples are soft. Remove from heat, mash slightly, and allow to cool.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each biscuit into a 5-inch circle. Place about 1 tablespoon of the apple mixture on half of each biscuit circle. Moisten the edges with water and fold in half, ensuring the edges are even. Press the edges firmly together with a fork dipped in flour to seal.
  4. In a heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to a depth of 1/2 inch. Fry the pies in hot oil (370°F) over medium-high heat until golden, turning once. Take your time to ensure the biscuit is cooked completely through.
  5. Drain the fried pies well on paper towels. This recipe should yield approximately 10 delicious pies.

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