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Treat yourself to a nostalgic Southern favorite with our recipe for Fried Apple or Peach Pies. These golden, crispy hand pies filled with tender apples or peaches, spiced to perfection, are sure to evoke feelings of warmth and comfort. Whether enjoyed as a sweet snack or a delightful dessert, these pies are bound to become a cherished addition to your recipe collection. Join us as we guide you through the simple steps to create these irresistible treats that are perfect for any occasion.


  • 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

How To Make Fried Apple or Peach Pies:

  1. In a saucepan, combine dried apples or peaches and water, then bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Once done, remove from heat and let cool, mashing slightly if pieces are large. Stir in sugar and butter; set mixture aside.
  2. For the filling: If using fresh apples, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large sauté pan. Add 4 peeled, cored, and chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice together and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Remove from heat, mash slightly, and cool.
  3. Roll each biscuit into a 5-inch circle on a lightly floured surface, then place about 1 tablespoon of the apple or peach mixture on half of each biscuit circle. Moisten edges of circles with water, then fold in half, ensuring edges are even. Press edges firmly together with a fork dipped in flour to seal.
  4. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch into a heavy skillet, or use a deep fryer. Fry pies in hot oil (370°F) over medium-high heat until golden, turning once. Ensure the biscuit is cooked completely through.
  5. Drain well on paper towels. This should make 10 pies.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

  1. Can I use fresh apples or peaches instead of dried?
    • Yes, fresh apples or peaches can be used. Simply adjust the cooking method for the filling as described in step 2 of the recipe.
  2. Can I make these pies ahead of time and reheat them?
    • While these pies are best enjoyed fresh and hot, you can reheat them in the oven at 350°F for a few minutes until warmed through.
  3. Can I freeze these pies before frying?
    • Yes, assembled but unfried pies can be frozen on a baking sheet until firm, then transferred to a freezer bag for up to one month. Fry them directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the frying time.
  4. Can I use store-bought pie dough instead of refrigerated biscuits?
    • Yes, you can use store-bought pie dough. Roll it out and cut into circles before filling and frying as instructed.
  5. Can I adjust the spices in the filling to suit my taste?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of cinnamon or apple pie spice to your liking for a more personalized flavor profile.
  6. Can I make these pies smaller for bite-sized treats?
    • Yes, you can make smaller pies by using less filling and cutting the dough into smaller circles before folding and sealing.
  7. How long can I store these pies?
    • Store any leftover pies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. Reheat before serving for the best flavor and texture.
  8. Can I use a different type of oil for frying?
    • Yes, you can use vegetable oil, canola oil, or any other neutral-flavored oil suitable for frying.


  1. Ensure the edges of the pies are sealed tightly to prevent the filling from leaking out during frying.
  2. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil to ensure the pies fry evenly and maintain their golden color.
  3. Allow the pies to drain on paper towels after frying to remove excess oil and ensure they stay crispy.
  4. Serve the pies warm with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream for a delicious finishing touch.

With these easy-to-follow instructions, FAQs, and tips, you’ll master the art of making Fried Apple or Peach Pies that are crispy, flavorful, and utterly irresistible. Enjoy the delightful combination of tender fruit filling encased in a golden, flaky crust for a truly delightful treat. Happy frying! 🍎🥧

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