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Fried Apple Pies

Fried hand pies in New Orleans are famous. This fried apple hand pie recipe will be famous amongst your family and friends. Warm apples, warm spices, flaky crust and sweetened condensed milk is a recipe for success.

Fried Apple Hand Pies

Fried Apple Pies Cooking Tips:

Make sure you pre-cook your apples to remove all the moisture. Access moisture will make the crust damp. This will ruin the pies.

You can also bake the pies in a 400°F for 20 minutes.

Can you make ahead?

Freezer: Fried Apple Pies: You can make the apple pies in advance and place in an airtight container, after it cools off. Keep in the freezer for 3 months max. Thaw 24 hours before using.

Fridge: Fried Apple Pies: Pies can be made one day in advanced.

Apple Filling: Filling can be made a day in advance.

Reheating: Fried Apple Pies: Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes. 

Fried Apple Hand Pies

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Substitution Options:

Homemade Self-Rising Flour: Makes 1 cup

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoons salt

Common One to One Substitutions:

Any Apple (Granny, Red, Fiji etc.) = Honeycrisp

Granulated Sugar = Raw Cane Sugar

Cinnamon = Apple Spice Mix

Milk of Choice = Evaporated Milk

Non-Hydrogenated Coconut Oil = Shortening

Fried Apple Hand Pies

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Fried Apple Hand Pies

Fried Apple Pies

Fried hand pies in New Orleans are famous. This fried apple hand pie recipe will be famous amongst your family and friends. Warm apples, warm spices, flaky crust and sweetened condensed milk is a recipe for success.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: pies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 pies
Calories:
Author: Kenneth

Ingredients

Apple Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium honeycrisp apples skinned, cored, chopped small
  • ½ cup raw cane sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple spice mix
  • ¼ cup water

Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup shorting
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 4 cups canola oil
  • 4 oz. can sweet condensed milk garnish

Instructions

  • Turn on the heat to medium in a large skillet, melt butter and add apples, cook for 2 minutes. In a small mix together sugar, cornstarch, salt and apple spice. Add sugar blend and water to apples, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl mix flour and shortening together until crumble texture formed. Add milk and mix until dough is formed.
  • Roll out dough to 1/8 inch on a flour surface, if dough begins to crumble, knead dough a few more times, then roll out. Use a large biscuit cutter cut out 10 circles. Using your thumbs shape into a small bowl shape.
  • Once filling mixture is cooled add 2 tablespoons of filling to each pie circle. Pull and fold dough over, seal edges and crimp with a fork sit on a foiled liner baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pie circles.
  • Heat oil to 350°F and fry four pies at time for 45 seconds per side for even browning.
  • Keep warm in a 200°F oven while you fry off the remaining pies. Drizzle condensed milk over the top of pies. Serve warm and enjoy.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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